Between the Covers: More Reviews from the Roland Park Branch
The men of Roland Park are reading:
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
A sobering story of women in the French Resistance who were arrested and deported to concentration camps. Their struggle to retain their solidarity and idealism in the face of unimaginable brutality is both inspiring and wrenching.
-- Richard B.
Bomb Power by Garry Wills
U.S. presidents since Truman have
enjoyed and enhanced unilateral authority over foreign policy,
particularly in waging wars, both hot and cold (and all undeclared).
The secrecy, deceit, and mistakes that have resulted are outlined in
this fascinating harangue by a master polemicist.
-- Robert A.
Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
One of the earlier titles by Leon who sets her stories in Venice with her very likable Commissario Guido Brunnetti. This one involves a lesbian couple, opera and Chinese artifacts. As usual, Leon does a great job!
-- Robert G.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
I liked it! This was an excellent summer read! Especially good for recent college graduates who don't know what to do with their lives and for those of us who remember that feeling.
-- Jason L.