| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War"
By Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt and Co.; 224 pages; $24
In 1987, Ronald Reagan was president, the Unabomber was afoot, and a wire-nibbling squirrel crashed the New York Stock Exchange. It's...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24
In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:37 AM
'A Cat Like That'
By Wendy Wahman
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 3-5
Often, when children think of a pet, they think of appearance, as in "a cat like that." Suppose that a cat, like that, has its own ideas of how its "best friend in the whole wide world"...
| Aug 14, 2011
The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America
Henry Holt: 368 pp., $30
From April to October 1919, a wave of racial violence swept across the United States. A bloody series of at least 52 lynchings and 25 major...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:19 PM
If you haven't met before, I'd like to introduce you to the Michael L. Printz Award. For readers familiar with the Newberry Medal (for children's literature), the Printz Award is the equivalent in the teen category.
The Printz is awarded by the...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 10:56 AM
At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Lauren Manning, a former managing director and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, left for work. At 11:45 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2002--six months and four days later--she finally came home. Her return marked an...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:18 PM
As World War I drew to a close in late 1918, the noted black author and activist James Weldon Johnson posed the issue that was on the minds of many African-Americans: Would their support for the war effort, on the battlefields of Europe and in the...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 3:30 PM
It's dangerous to begin a biography with what amounts to an advertisement for oneself. "Someone else could cobble together a so-so version of your life just by mining what's stored in library boxes and electronic files," Charles J. Shields writes in the...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| May 22, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: $30
The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:42 PM
"Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm"
By Jon Katz
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 4-8
This photographic essay aims at the heart of dog group dynamics on Jon Katz's farm. Each dog works. Rose is a border collie, herding sheep. Izzy, also a border collie and once...