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America in the summer of 1927 was booming with huge celebrities: Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, and dubious laws and fads: Prohibition and flagpole-sitting. In Bryson's bright, lively account even the stuffy Herbert Hoover emerges as a riveting personality. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Don't be fooled by the clinical title. Darting from different perspectives and time periods, two Long Island families crisscross in one-paragraph chapters with titles including Irony, Heirloom, Tantrum, and Secret. An imaginative, original, and challenging take on American life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Feel that you can't go a day, an hour, or even a few minutes without checking your phone? Price probes reasons for phone dependency, and offers practical pointers to swap phone addiction for real-life engagement. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
The "houseless" nomads Bruder encounters travel, and live, on wheels. They're not unlike 19th Century settlers in covered wagons, or depression-era migrants heading west, with one major distinction: for many new nomads, their ultimate destination is the never-ending road. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Husband: Painter. Wife: Lawyer. Husband's inspiration: Young neighbor. Wife's first client: Suspected murderer. People with secrets: Everyone. Likelihood of pleasant outcome: Nil. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare