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The Kings of Big Spring

[Mealer] paints a vivid portrait of Big Spring and the alterations to the town and its overarching ethos in the years his family dwelt there.

Jackie, Janet & Lee

These women dealt in surfaces, but that doesn’t mean they lacked depth. They made no achievements by any modern standard, but this deliciously readable book is not in the business of judging: It knows its value better than that.

The Wife's Tale

The book is always about Yetemegnu and the capacity for an “ordinary” woman like her to be bold, brave and unconventional within the constraints of her time and place.


While McGowan can be sanctimonious and self-aggrandizing, young women, particularly the celebrity-obsessed, have much to gain by reading “Brave.”

The Audacity of Inez Burns

Bloom tells a captivating story of Burns’ ascent, presented alongside San Francisco’s breathtaking transformation in the first decades of the 20th century.

The Kings of Big Spring

A big, eminently readable story, deftly spun even if with few surprises.

Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

Eyman...does a sweet job in portraying how these two icons came to their profession, contrary to the desires of their fathers (who eventually came around).

Settle for More

Overall, she writes with bawdy good humor and rarely “half-asses it,” as she says.

Charles Darwin

[A]s Darwin himself did so well, A. N. Wilson succeeds by presenting the fascinating and continuing history of evolution in symphonic prose that tangibly sings with his deep passion for the matter at hand.


Mean should be read alongside canonical nonfiction novels such as Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. Far from overexposed, autofiction may have only just recently found its stride: unsettling normative storytelling by creating a space for a multitude of voices and histories