books

Weekend Reading: White Houses

She was a reporter. Eleanor Roosevelt was to become first lady. Here is their story.

February 22, 2018

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Weekend Reading: Prairie Fires

“Little House on the Prairie” told a great tale. The real story is darker, but better.

February 8, 2018

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Weekend Reading: Hottest Heads of State

You thought Washington had presence and Kennedy had flair? Wait’ll you meet Andrew Jackson.

February 1, 2018

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Weekend Reading: Suffragists in Washington, D.C.

The 1913 women’s march had costumes and color and a crowd of thousands, not all of whom were friendly.

January 18, 2018

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Weekend Reading: I Contain Multitudes

We are not alone: We carry an entire universe of organisms within us.

January 11, 2018

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Weekend Reading: Achtung Baby

We’ve heard about the French and Chinese methods of raising children; now, here’s the German take.

January 4, 2018

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Weekend Reading: The Clancys of Queens

You’ve heard of May-December relationships? This memoir explores a Queens-Hamptons childhood.

December 21, 2017

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Weekend Reading: After the Eclipse

Murder in a small town, a 12-year-old girl, the aftermath, and some breathtaking revelations.

December 14, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Where We Lived

Family history, traditions, and some very bad habits, can all be found in the homes we make.

December 7, 2017

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Weekend Reading: How Not to Get Rich

A hilarious look at Mark Twain’s misadventures in things financial.

November 30, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Remember to Forget Me

Sometimes loss isn’t as devastating as yearning.

November 23, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver

A journalist’s memoir of life and death, and life again.

November 16, 2017

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Green Acre #79: Grandiflora

A brilliantly colored book that brings the outside inside.

November 15, 2017

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Weekend Reading: In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende’s new novel applies her lyric voice to immigration, refugees and falling in love in late middle age.

November 9, 2017

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Book Giveaway!

Here’s a chance to win a copy of Meryl Gordon’s ‘Bunny Mellon: The Life of An American Style Legend.’

November 3, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Romance of Elsewhere

Lynn Freed has a complicated vision of “home”: It’s often best when seen from elsewhere.

November 2, 2017

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A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire

This new book is for newbie thrifters and old hands alike.

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More Girls! Girls! Girls!

Publishers are stuck on one word, though ‘women’ are starting to appear.

October 30, 2017

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