Tales from the Holy Land by Rafael Alvarez, Unruly Catholic Women Writers Edited by Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke & Ana Kothe and Gentlemen of the Harbor by Captain Bill Eggert
Tales from the Holy Land
Rafael Alvarez (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)
If Baltimore is the Holy Land, Alvarez is its Pope of pulp. These 19 short stories exude hardboiled fortitude and an...
Someone by Alice McDermott and James McHenry Forgotten Federalist by Karen E. Robins
Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Eudora Welty once compared V.S. Pritchett’s fiction to “a well-going fire. Wasteless and, at the same time well-fed, it shoots up in flame from...
Vanished by Wil S. Hylton, Ten Thousand Stories by Matthew Swanson/Robbi Behr and Willin’: The Story of Little Feat by Ben Fong-Torres
Wil S. Hylton (Riverhead Books)
Hylton, a former Baltimore staffer, covers a lot of territory in his debut book, ostensibly about a World War II plane crash in the Pacific. He presents a...
The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed by Elaine Eff, Love, Peace, and Soul by Ericka Blount Danois and Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age by Michael Olesker
The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed
Elaine Eff (University Press of Mississippi)
This comprehensive history of painted screens will interest folk-art fans and local-history...
The Wonder Bread Summer, Borders of Equality, and Highs In The Low Fifties
The Wonder Bread Summer
Jessica Anya Blau (Harper Perennial)
With this raucous and sometimes raunchy romp through 1980s excess, Blau has written what might be seen as a chick-lit spin on The Hangover...
Jill Smokler & Joy Peterson Heyrman
Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies) Jill Smokler (Gallery)
Reading this essay collection from Baltimore’s “Scary Mommy” blogger, I wasn’t sure whether to recommend it or submit...
Daniel W. Webster & Jon S. Vernick, Laura Castellani & Alessandra Catalioti and Justin Sirois
Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis(The Johns Hopkins University Press)One month after the Newtown shootings, The Johns Hopkins University held a two-...
Stephen Hunter, Stephanie Barber & Brian Norman
The Third Bullet(Simon & Schuster)For the latest installment of his Bob Lee Swagger franchise, Hunter entangles his hero, a retired military sniper, in the ultimate sniper plot—the Kennedy...
Manil Suri, Taylor Branch & Larry S. Gibson
Manil Suri (W.W. Norton & Company)In his third book, Suri twists the apocalyptic, on-the-road novel into a peculiar love story that’s both tawdry and hopeful. The acclaimed novelist and UMBC...
Jehanne Wake & Hanne Blank
Jehanne WakeSisters of Fortune (Touchstone)The paperback edition of Wake’s history of the Caton sisters takes full advantage of Downton Abbey mania, from the Downton-ish estate on the new cover to...