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...
Bob Ehrlich, Laurel Snyder & Lauren R. Silberman
Bob EhrlichTurn This Car Around (BenBella)Former governor Ehrlich must be pulling at his thick hair about now. If he’d beaten O’Malley in the 2010 election, he might be a viable presidential...
James Egan, Tricia Tunstall, and Esopus
James Egan (editor)John Waters: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi)University Press of Mississippi publishes an incredible series of books dedicated to interviews with iconic filmmakers,...
Stephen Hunter and Jennifer B. Bodine
Stephen HunterSoft Target (Simon & Schuster)After seven Bob Lee Swagger and three Earl Swagger (Bob's father) thrillers, Stephen Hunter continues the lineage with Soft Target's Ray Cruz, Bob's...
Larry Doyle, John Barth, and McKay Jenkins
Larry DoyleDeliriously Happy (Ecco)After last year's Go, Mutants! misstep—the B-movie parody might have made an entertaining film, but it didn't work on paper—the author of I Love You, Beth Cooper...