Friday, August 16, 2019

Tanaka Proves Once Again To Be Yankees' Ace

Masahiro Tanaka taking on Yasiel Puig early in Friday night's game. Photo by Jason Schott.

In recent years, whenever the Yankees have faced a crisis with their pitching, Masahiro Tanaka has a performance that proves he is the ace of their starting rotation.

Books: "Scouting and Scoring" On Evolution Of Stats In Baseball

Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball
By Christopher J. Phillips
Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95

Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Books: "After The Fall" On Nixon's Comeback

After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon
By Kasey S.  Pipes
Regnery History; hardcover; $29.99

Richard Nixon became the first and only American president to resign from office, which he did on August 9, 1974, to avoid nearly certain impeachment. 

Books: Beatriz Williams' New Novel "The Golden Hour"

The Golden Hour 
By Beatriz Williams
William Morrow; hardcover, $26.99; E-Book, $12.99

Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of ten novels, including The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, and A Certain Age.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Books: "Mrs. Everything" By Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything
By Jennifer Weiner
Atria Books; hardcover; $28.00

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. With over 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries, Weiner has established herself as a writing powerhouse that creates plenty of discussion.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Books: "Moondust" on Apollo 11

Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth
By Andrew Smith
Harper Perennial; paperback; $16.99

This July marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to commemorate it, there is a new edition of journalist Andrew Smith’s Moondust.

Books: "The Oysterville Sewing Circle"

The Oysterville Sewing Circle
By Susan Wiggs
William Morrow; hardcover; $26.99; available today, August 13

Susan Wiggs is the author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and the instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.