Soon after they wrote their home-repair manual Dare to Repair, Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet began hearing from women who wanted a similar book to show them how to take care of their cars. That's how Dare to Repair Your Car was born.
Most stories of the Civil War are about men, but there are two new books that focus on two very remarkable women in the Civil War: Widow of the South, a novel by Robert Hicks, and The Mysterious Private Thompson by Laura Leedy Gansler.
Michael Baden is seen on TV a lot. So is his wife Linda Kenney. He's a former New York City medical examiner, she's a legal commentator for CNN and Court TV. So naturally, they've teamed up to write a mystery-thriller starring a medical examiner and a powerful lawyer, Remains Silent.
Bret Easton Ellis' book Lunar Park is the story of a writer named, coincidentally, Bret Easton Ellis, who's been up and who's been down, and is now trying to come up again -- until strange spirits haunt his house, and a series of child abductions terrorizes his suburban community. Suddenly, autobiog
It's hard to be optimistic about the Middle East, but one of those who is an optimist is Jennifer Miller, daughter of a longtime U.S. State Department negotiator and author of the book Inheriting the Holy Land. Miller's attitude reflects her experience in a group her mother was active in, called See
A murder stuns an exclusive prep school in Virginia foxhunting country, in Rita Mae Brown's mystery The Hunt Ball. The victim is a very popular faculty member, and among those looking for answers about his murder is Jane "Sister" Arnold, a foxhound master still young in her 70s. In fact there's a si
It's not a story of combat and conflict that author Tracy Kidder tells, in his Vietnam memoir My Detachment, because Kidder didn't see that kind of action during his tour of dtuy. As an ROTC intelligence officer, Kidder commanded a small unit whose job was to interpret enemy radio signals. Now Kidde
A companion to an Algerian rabbi falls in love with the rabbi's daughter, but she is in love with someone else. That's the basic storyline in the book by French cartoonist Joann Sfar, a graphic novel for adults called The Rabbi's Cat. Yes, it is a cat -- a talking cat, no less -- who falls in love w
He was a warrior, a poet, and a king, but the Biblical David, of the Old Testament, remains a two-dimensional character to many people. Now poet, critic, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky examines the fullness of David's being -- including his wild years and his dark side -- in a book call
A young working-class woman from South Boston marries a medical student on the eve of World War One, and figures the world is about to become her oyster, in Myla Goldberg's much-anticipated second novel Wickett's Remedy. The first complication comes when her husband Henry announces he's quitting med
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Reviewed on 07/12/2005