... I have slightly mixed feelings about Barbara Quick's Vivaldi's Virgins: Musical musing orphans of Venice.
... Glenn Altschuler looks back at when pop music was, well, musical: Composers who set America hummingBold fictions aimed at getting to the facts.
... Michelle Reale is moved by Pia Erhardt's debut collection of stories: The pursuit of love, searingly depictedThriller's hero is an everyday guy.
... Sandy Bauers listens to Barry Eisler: A voice that makes a mundane spy caper escapist fun.
This past week:
... Allen Barra liked the book accompanying Ken Burns's latest documentary: 'War' springs from the page Halberstam friends band for book blitz