Friday, November 29, 2019

Books: "One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow" by Olivia Hawker

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
By Olivia Hawker
Lake Union Publishing; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; Ebook, $4.99

Olivia Hawker was destined to become a historical novelist, having been tasked with chronicling her family's history when she was raised Mormon while growing up on a rural Idaho. It is an important component of Latter-Day Saint culture, and while she eventually left Mormonism behind to find her own spiritual path, her enthusiasm for genealogy remained, particularly stories about ordinary people, including her own family's history.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Books: Sebastian Gorka On What's At Stake In the 2020 Election

The War for America's Soul
By Sebastian Gorka
Regnery; hardcover; $28.99

Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D, served as Strategist to the President in the Trump administration, and is a frequent guest on FOX News and Sinclair TV stations, as well as the host of the popular nationally syndicated radio show, AMERICA First, on Salem Radio Network and hundreds of local stations.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Books: Paul Freedman On "American Cuisine" - Yes, there is one

American Cuisine: And How It Got This Way
By Paul Freedman
Liveright; hardcover; $39.95

Just in time for your Thanksgiving turkey and indulging at holiday parties comes a look at how food in this country has evolved over time.

For centuries, skeptical foreigners, as well as plenty of Americans, have believed there was no such thing as "American cuisine." In recent decades, the items that have fit into that category are hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Books: "A Fist or a Heart," Acclaimed In Iceland, Now In America

A Fist or a Heart
By Kristin Eiriksdottir; translated by Larissa Kyzer
Amazon Crossing; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99

The novel A Fist or a Heart was originally published in Iceland as Elin ymislegt, and won the 2017 Icelandic Literary Prize, as well as the 2018 Icelandic Women's Literature Prize.

Books: "Do The Work" By Gary John Bishop

Do The Work: The Official Unrepentant Ass-Kicking, Change-Your-Life Sidekick to Unfu*k Yourself
By Gary John Bishop
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; paperback, $18.99

Gary John Bishop is one of the world's leading personal development experts, and the author of the New York Times and worldwide bestseller Unfu*k Yourself. After years of facilitating programs for one of the world's leading personal development companies, he combined his training in otology and phenemology with his interest in the philosophies of Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Earl Husserl to produce his own brand of straightforward self-improvement.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Books: "Lean Out" By Marissa Orr, On Closing the Gender gap

Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, And The Workplace
By Marissa Orr
HarperCollins Leadership; hardcover, 240 pages, $27.99

Marissa Orr has worked at Google, where she began her career over fifteen years ago as a founding member of their Sales Operations & Strategy Team, and then she moved on to Facebook, where she worked as a Vertical Marketing Manager.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Books: "Quantum" By Patricia Cornwell

Quantum: A Captain Chase Novel
By Patricia Cornwell
Thomas & Mercer; 352 pages; hardcover, $24.95; Kindle, $9.99; audiobook, $26.24

The latest novel from Patricia Cornwell, Quantum, is the start of a new thriller series that will feature a brilliant heroine in an extraordinary setting.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Books: "Strange Planet" by Nathan W. Pyle

Strange Planet
By Nathan W. Pyle
Morrow Gift; hardcover, $14.99; eBook, $10.99

Nathan W. Pyle is the New York Times bestselling author of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and 99 Stories I Could Tell: A Doodlebook to Help You Create, and his new book, Strange Planet, is born out of the hit Instagran account he created.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Mets Name Beltran Their New Manager


Carlos Beltrán is coming home.

The Mets announced on Friday that they have named their former star player as the 22nd manager in team history, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract with a club option for a fourth year.