Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla is an author, poet and artist. Her book, Apples Rot on the Ground (May 2020), is a collection of gut-wrenching poems detailing the racism and bigotry that existed for Hispanic families in early New Mexico & Wyoming.
Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

Unquiet Spirits, Bonnie MacBird, Harper Collins – “Unquiet Spirits,’ a new Sherlock Holmes adventure, rediscovers the intrigue of Arthur Conan Doyle’s century-old detective stories. Author Bonnie MacBird, a devoted Sherlock fan, follows Doyle’s precepts in her book.

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

The Copenhagen Affair, Amulya Malladi, Lake Union Publishing – Reading The Copenhagen Affair is like savoring chocolate ice cream — until you discover it’s really artificial flavored.

The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings

The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings

The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings, Edited with introduction by Joanne B. Freeman, Library of America – Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary and controversial life headlines a popular musical but if you want an in-depth view of his life,

Jack and Norman by Jerome Loving

Jack and Norman by Jerome Loving

Jack and Norman, Jerome Loving, St. Martins Press – In 1977, after a “ten-year drought on the use of the death penalty,” rifles aim and fire toward a circle pined on Gary Gilmore’s dark shirt.

Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt

Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt

Trophy Son, Douglas Brunt, St. Martins Press – Douglas Brunt’s crisply written novel, “Trophy Son,” details the lonely and painful journey of a young tennis player to the top of the professional ranks.

The Erstwhile by B. Catling

The Erstwhile by B. Catling

The Erstwhile, B. Catling, Random House – English artist and poet B. Catling’s imagination is way out there, much of it beyond my grasp, yet the intrigue keeps you reading his second, definitely surreal novel, “The Erstwhile.”

Susan Sontag: Later Essays

Susan Sontag: Later Essays

Later Essays, Susan Sontag, Library of America – The Library of America’s second volume of Susan Sontag’s brilliant observations and critiques, “Later Essays,” illustrates her extraordinary ability to dig deep into political and social conflict and provoke personal introspection.

The Unknown Kerouac edited by Todd Tietchen

The Unknown Kerouac edited by Todd Tietchen

The Unknown Kerouac, Todd Tietchen, Library of America – The Library of America’s release of Kerouac’s “rare, unpublished and newly translated writings,” edited by Todd Tietchen, conveys his mastery development as a writer and offers insight into the counterculture’s creative endeavors.

John O’Hara stories by Charles McGrath, Editor

John O’Hara stories by Charles McGrath, Editor

John O’Hara stories, Charles McGrath, Editor, Random House – Twentieth-century American author John O’Hara’s stories of everyday, familiar people are featured in a new Library of America collection, edited by Charles McGrath.