Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Books: Amanda Kloots' Tribute To Nick Cordero, "Live Your Life"


Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero

By Amanda Kloots, with Anna Kloots

Harper; hardcover, 336 pages; $27.99 

Last year, amidst the horrific pandemic, the world followed the journey of Broadway star and Tony nominee Nick Cordero's battle with Covid through the eyes of his wife, Amanda Kloots, a celebrity fitness trainer and co-host of The Talk.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Books: Ronan Farrow's "War On Peace"


War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence: Revised And Updated

By Ronan Farrow

W.W. Norton & Company, paperback, 480 pages; $18.95 

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who has made his mark with investigations in The New Yorker, looked at America's diplomatic enterprise in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, in the fall of 2018

Monday, July 5, 2021

Books: "The Stranger Behind You" By Carol Goodman


The Stranger Behind You

By Carol Goodman

William Morrow; paperback, $16.99; available Tuesday, July 6th

Carol Goodman is the author of twenty-two novels including The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize, and The Widow's House and The Night Visitor, which won the 2018 and 2020 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her books are known all over the world, having been translated into sixteen languages.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Books: An Appreication of Negro League Baseball Legend Oscar Charleston


Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player

By Jeremy Beer

Nebraska; 456 pages; hardcover, $29.95; paperback, $21.95; eBook, $18.95

Oscar Charleston is largely regarded by experts as the best player in Negro League baseball history, and Jeremy Beer has written the definitive work on him. This book was originally released in November 2019, and it was awarded the 2020 SABR Seymour Medal and the 2019 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year, and it has just been released in paperback.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Books: The Story Of Asphalt, As Much A Part Of Brooklyn As Anything


Asphalt: A History

By Kenneth O'Reilly 

University of Nebraska Press; 344 pages; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $29.95; available Thursday, July 1st

We walk on it, run on it, play on it, and with increased outdoor dining, think nothing of eating a meal at a table on it. This indispensable part of urban life is asphalt.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Books: "Choose Me" By Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver


Choose Me

By Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver

Thomas & Mercer; 334 pages; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $15.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available Thursday, July 1st

Tess Gerritsen's path to her writing career is one worthy of a novel itself. It wasn't until she was on maternity leave from her job as a physician that she began to write. She has written twenty-eight suspense novels, and they have been translated into forty languages. Her series featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Books: "Winning In Both Leagues" By Frank Cashen, Who Led Mets to Glory

Winning in Both Leagues: Reflections from Baseball's Front Office

By J. Frank Cashen

Nebraska; paperback, $19.95; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $19.95

Former Mets General Manager Frank Cashen's autobiography, Winning in Both Leagues, which was originally released in 2014, is now out in paperback.