- Galley Talk: Week of 6/13/2011: Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
(Closing the cover between readings, I often found myself saying, "Well, just one more.")
- Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon: And Other Stories Close to Home
These stories all are deftly told character-driven tales set in quiet towns, with sensitivity and affection for the characters.
- The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love
Green's art-nouveau paintings graced the covers of most of the popular magazines of her day, including Collier's and Harper's.
- The Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers
Robinson has written an engaging book that covers the Texas Rangers' major highlights, including their finest moments and their great officers--men like Jack Hays, John Ford and Leander H.
- SHUT OUT: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston
Bryant, who's covered the Oakland A's and the New York Yankees for daily newspapers, brings excellent journalistic instincts and baseball smarts to the table.
- U.S. V. Microsoft: The Inside Story of the Landmark Case
Journalists Brinkley and Lohr, who covered the case for the New York Times, offer a giant, information-packed survey of the case's ups and downs so far, along with analyses of its prehistory and profiles of the main players and witnesses, among them Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson and th
- The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson
While Cleverly and Braudis try to puncture the media myth of Thompson the Indestructible (on his aborted attempt at covering Vietnam, they sardonically note that he seemed to â€œonly like danger when he was the most dangerous person in the roomâ€), itâ€™s a gentle ribbing; we s
- THE GRAND SLAM: Bobby Jones, America and the Story of Golf
From Jones's precocious early days on the Atlanta links to his sudden retreat from the media spotlight, Frost covers every detail.
- MARKED FOR LIFE: A Story of Disguise, Discovery, and Redemption
Throughout, she carried an albatross: a large, purple birthmark that covered her left cheek.
- Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story
While the introduction does little to orient readers to the book's unconventional organization, it sets the tone for the highly intimate, lyrical essays that follow, covering the pair's whirlwind romance from meeting and eating ("That First Bite") to an Italian honeymoon, then cooking f
- Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Brilliantly weaving together threads of family history, political history, social history, and agricultural history into a vivid quilt covering the evolution of sugarâ"white gold"âand slavery and sugar's impact on the development of Barbados as well as on her own family.
- Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories
Halima Taha, now a Muslim who covers her head, recalls being shunned as a teenager when she got her first Afro.
- MY MOTHER'S WITNESS: The Peggy Morgan Story
Those expecting courtroom drama will be disappointed, as only three short chapters focus on Peggy's decision to testify, and Haines covers the trial via verbatim excerpts of Peggy's testimony.
- Monopoly: The Story Behind the World's Best-Selling Game
Two opening chapters cover the history of the game and of the city while the remainder of the book examines each set of properties in turn--from their statistical value to how well their role in the game corresponds with the character of the streets on which they are based.
- Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Mah revisits the territory she covered in her adult bestseller, Falling Leaves, for this painful and poignant memoir aimed at younger readers.