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Peter Mayle is not only the master of a particular place—his stories are informed by experiences of his beloved Provence, located in the southeast of France, adjacent to the Mediterranean—but he ha
“. . . a readable and informative history of the political, cultural, labor and religious undercurrents of life in Utah and, by extension, the U.S. . . .
“What About the Boy? is an homage to parental love and sacrifice. . . .
“Mr. Déguignet’s notebooks offer valuable material for researchers. But they also afford insights into a remarkable life.
“Among the plethora of books that cover this terrible period of Irish history, what makes The Ulster Tales one to be read?
Let’s for a moment get our bearings after the summer of 2011’s little economic unpleasantness.
“This is an incredibly well written history of several contributors to economic theory and a perfect follow-up to A Beautiful Mind. . . .
“Rarely is one privileged to read the words of a journalist who can be universally admired not only for her skills as a writer and her tenacity, but also for her humanity. . . . if Ms.
“Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman never disappoints. It enlightens, informs, intrigues, . . .
“. . . the image that emerges of Joseph Heller and his wife are seen very much through the filter of Erica Heller’s own life experience. . . .
“Julie Salamon evokes Wendy Wasserstein herself, filling the printed pages not only with laughter, but also the details of a stranger, sadder, darker side about which it was once said, ‘ben
“A Talk In The Park is baseball as you’ve never read it—and how you always remembered hearing it.”
“‘Every new piece of information keeps me on the road to the ever-expanding possibility of the quest, a quest that in the end will still yield only partial knowledge—and will never give me,
“. . . paint[s] a colorful and three-dimensional portrait . . . [Ms.
“Mr. Kershaw displays integrity in his journalism as well as a passion for music delivered from the heart—both of which lift this story well above the average celebrity bio.”
“Only seven of her nearly 1,800 poems were published while she was alive, but most of Dickinson’s verses were published by [Thomas Wentworth] Higginson after her death.
“A Secret Life is a masterfully researched biography.”
Imagine feeling blessed with a wonderful life and having all your dreams come true. Then imagine your life torn apart in a heartbeat.
“. . . a richly informative read, helped by Ms. McClear’s erudite, laconic style.
“As published, Not Afraid of Life is something like a Tasmanian Emu, a flightless bird, and not in the cute March of the Penguins sort of way, but in the way that suggests
“What an inspiring story; and so well told. I could not put it down, despite knowing the ending.
“Buskers is . . . an affirmation of all [the Weinsteins] have endured to get where they are and an inspiration to aspiring musicians everywhere.
“. . . you, darling, will positively love reading The House in France: A Memoir by Gully Wells. . . . as F.