The slyly ironic, superbly crafted and often hysterical 17 short stories that comprise Crow Fair
prove Thomas McGuane is America’s preeminent chronicler of “Big Sky”
country and the “new American West.”
In this groundbreaking and controversial
manifesto, we join Johann Hari on his three-year investigation — a kind
of “trail of tears” that traverses nine countries, covers 30,000 miles
and tracks the lives of countless individuals whose lives have been
caught up in the maelstrom of the so-called “Drug War.”
Veteran newspaper reporter Jim DeBrosse’s Hidden City,
set in, around and below the streets of Cincinnati, is a tour de force
mystery thriller that also addresses many of the city’s social and
Anne Lamott, author of her seventh book on spirituality, Small
Victories, is nothing if not unique. The 60-year-old Northern California
grandmother is a nature-loving, earthy-crunchy hiker/skier; she’s also a
self-described “narcissist,” politically to the left of Chairman Mao and a
member of a predominantly black Baptist church.
In 1937, with America still clawing out of the Great Depression, F.
Scott Fitzgerald was in big trouble. After years of what the Irish call “too
much drink,” the party was over and Scott was in poor health.
Cincinnati native David Bell’s latest thriller, The Forgotten Girl,
centers on Jason Danvers, a 45-year-old graphic designer in small-town
Ohio whose comfortable existence is seriously altered when his wayward
younger sister re-enters his life.
High as the Horses’ Bridles, the
debut novel by Scott Cheshire, is about what happens after a 12-year-old
boy-prophet named Josiah Laudermilk delivers an impassioned apocalyptic
sermon to a group of about 3,000 impassioned faithful.
Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City’s Scenic and Historic Secrets isa
wholly delightful book that first appeared in 1998 and returns in a
revised edition as the weather invites taking full advantage of its
Dorothy Weil’s new novel, Love and Terror, takes
place in a past so recent that we’ve all been there — the middle of the
21st century’s first decade — and is set in a place we know just as