2011-05-06

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2011

PSALM 68

Alan Sullivan devoted the last year of his struggle with cancer to translating the seventy-eight poems attributed to King David, as a thanks offering to the...

In the Flesh

Heaven’s BrideThe Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and MadwomanLeigh Eric SchmidtBasic Books, $28.95, 335 pp.Padre...

Trading Places

Jane Gross’s book on caring for aging parents is both an invaluable guide and a terrifying read, a book that tells you things that you didn’t even know you didn’t...

Self-destruct Sequence

According to Ron Rosenbaum, when the Cold War ended—and especially after September 11 raised the specter of a nuclear attack by terrorists—people “succumbed to a...

Murder, He Wrote

In 1991, in Sweden, Henning Mankell published a novel about a police inspector in the town of Ystad, in the southernmost region of the country. Mankell, born in...