Richard Ford continues to write beautiful prose. Frank Bascombe, his face always in the mirror, ages, but sheds wisdom, honor, kindness, decency, fellow-feeling and hope, as if all these acknowledged ideals were just body armor and not, as most of us think, warm skin that grows between us and the monstrous emptiness.
CHICAGO - Resilience is the mother's milk of this decade, widely regarded as a crucial building block for a child's long-term health and prosperity. Which is one reason two Second City comedy veterans, Sue Salvi and Megan Kellie, have published their first book, "Someday a Bird Will Poop on You."
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his second book club pick for 2015: Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" published in 2011. The book argues that looking back at human history, violence is on the wane.