book club

  Here are the books you heard about on the July 23 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Kate Hattemer’s The Land of 10,000 Madonnas
  2. Robert D. Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
  3. Robert P. Watson’s The Nazi Titanic

  An enthralling literary debut, Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson tells the story of a young girl’s coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet—a story of obsession and the quest for perfection, trust and betrayal, beauty and lost innocence.

  A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Andrew Solomon’s Far and Away is a collection of writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual.

  She was the first American movie star ever to appear naked in a film, but her promising film career collapsed, her doctor fell in love with her and killed his own wife, and on her fortieth birthday, her mother committed her to an insane asylum. She remained there until her death in 1996 at the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave.

From James Bone, the former New York Bureau Chief of The Times of London, The Curse of Beauty reveals the riveting truth of the forgotten life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel. 

Linda Kass: Tasa's Song

Jul 15, 2016

  From a peaceful village in eastern Poland to a partitioned post-war Vienna, Tasa’s Song by Linda Kass celebrates the bonds of love, the power of memory, the solace of music, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

  On the Origins of Sports by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts.

  Here are the books you heard about on the July 9 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Joyce Goldstein’s The New Mediterranean Jewish Table
  2. Brian Murphy’s 81 Days Below Zero
  3. Elaine Showalter’s The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

  The Joy of Less by Francine Jay is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.

  What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

  From David Bell, bestselling author of Somebody I Used to Know and Cemetery Girl, comes Since She Went Away a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past which refuses to die.

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