Month: May 2015

  • A gold-medal book

    I don’t know how this book got under the stack on my table, languishing for months while I read and listened to lots of others. I do know that I’m glad I retrieved it recently, after having seen it listed as one of the best books of the 21st century so far. It deserves that […]

  • The real dangers on campus

    Paul O’Connor is a father. He’s a veteran journalist. And he teaches college students. He has considerable insight into this book, and he says that every parent should read it. Reviewed by Paul T. O’Connor MISSOULA: RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN. By Jon Krakauer. Read by Mozhan Marno and Scott Brick. […]

  • Trouble in the Navajo nation

    Anne Hillerman is back with her second novel as she builds on her father’s beloved Leaphorn and Chee mystery series. Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson ROCK WITH WINGS. By Anne Hillerman. Harper. 322 pages. $27.99. When both husband and wife work for the Navajo Tribal Police, quality time together can be at a premium. So […]

  • A different view of Bunker Hill

    About  a year ago, Paul O’Connor acquired an audio version of a history of Bunker Hill and the origins of the American Revolution, and then promptly forgot it. Recently he found the book, began to listen – and found there was a lot to learn about that history. Reviewed by Paul T. O’Connor BUNKER HILL: […]

  • How peculiar: missing ravens and walking dead

    What fun it is when the author of a beloved series gives us a new book. Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson BRYANT & MAY AND THE BLEEDING HEART. By Christopher Fowler. Bantam. 383 pages. $26. Yes, they are back, despite repeated attempts by various powers-that-be in London to get rid of them or at least […]