This is one of those books that operates on two distinct levels. On the one hand, it is the story of Aimee Ellis, a young American woman who falls in love with and marries Heinrich von Hoyningen-Huene, a Baltic aristocrat, goes to live in pre-Hitler Germany and stays there for the next two tumultuous decades.
In this series of haunting mysteries built around the enchanting community of Three Pines and focused on the fascinating character of Armand Gamache, a police inspector with panache, the place sometimes transcends the plot.
After a full century’s steady string of wars, each related to the others as in a continuing narrative, one political scientist has undertaken to categorize them and their warrior practitioners.
After reading Mark Whitaker’s engrossing and comprehensive account of Bill Cosby’s action-packed life, “raconteur par excellence” is probably the best way to describe the enduring laugh meister, athlete, TV star, author, Jell-O pitchman, producer, teacher and America’s quintessential father.
The flags in Richmond, Va., flew at half-staff on Feb. 9, 1993, as crowds of residents, black and white, lined the streets to pay their final respects to one of the city’s most famous sons, tennis professional Arthur Ashe.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Tony Zinni is one of the most respected and experienced military officers that the United States has produced in recent memory. He offers some reflections in “Before the First Shots Are Fired,” his latest book, on the sad state of American strategy and what might be done to fix it.
The artful relationships among the four novellas collected in Mary Gordon’s “The Liar’s Wife” make this volume way more than the sum of its parts.