Read in the school year with subject-aligned nonfiction. Be it history, math, art, or literature, there are a plethora of choices no matter the interest. Here are a wide-ranging five.
Slaughter, Karin. Pretty Girls. Morrow. Sept. 2015. 400p. ISBN 9780062429056. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062429063. F After Claire Scott’s millionaire husband of almost 20 years is killed by a mugger, she’s devastated. Paul was her rock, and the happiness she felt with him was unlike anything she’d ever known. When an attempted burglary during the funeral […]
Franzen, Jonathan. Purity. Farrar. Sept. 2015. ISBN 9780374239213. $28.00; ebk. ISBN 9780374710743. F Does anyone have truly pure intentions, or are most people motivated by their own needs and desires? This is one of the questions posed by Franzen (The Corrections, Freedom) in his provocative new novel, a book rich with characters searching for roots […]
Smiley, Jane. Early Warning. (Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Bk. 2). 15 CDs. 18:12 hrs. Books on Tape. Knopf. 2015. ISBN 9781101889077. $50. digital download. F Convening in 1953 for father and grandfather Walter’s funeral, the Iowa Langdon family notes another recent passing—Joseph Stalin. The Cold War escalates; weapons and the fortunes of Walter’s descendants (mostly) […]