“Stars Over Clear Lake” gives readers a nostalgic glimpse of life in small-town America in the 1940s when ballrooms existed in many towns throughout the country.
“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse” (Fantagraphics) is a continuing series of hardbacks that collects the entire Gottfredson Mickey run, beginning in 1930 and ending with his last strips in 1975 and contain extreme ethnic humor.
British scholar Simon Yarrow’s book, “The Saints: A Short History,” is a captivating study of saints and the saint-making process down through more than 2,000 years.
The story, “Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe,” told by Sarah Gristwood does justice to the lives and memories of the women who broke the European glass ceiling so many years ago.
Bishop writes a book that grapples with the thorny issues of immigration, regarding both legal immigrants and unauthorized immigrants, as well as education, youth formation, political activism and encouraging voting. But it was written before the political catapulting of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and then his election as president.
Motherhood is at the center of “Lucky Boy,” the recent novel by Shanthi Sekaran. The book tackles a complicated moral dilemma while featuring a timely storyline and conflicting perspectives.
Author R. Scott Hurd’s book “Around the Table” is what one might call a devotional book that gives you more than prayers and discussion questions.
Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his book, “Milestones,” that he was born and baptized on April 16, 1927, which was Holy Saturday that year, “my life from the beginning was immersed in the paschal mystery, which could not be anything other than a blessing.” he wrote in his book, “Milestones.”
Author, Chris Lowney, writes book “Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church,” 80 percent “hopeful, positive.”
“Connected World,” by Father Philip Larrey, a philosophy professor at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, studies the impact and long-term consequences of increasingly advanced technology and the rise of artificial intelligence on society.
Kenneth Briggs has been a religion reporter for Newsday, The New York Times and National Catholic Reporter. His Methodist background deeply influences his story of mainline Protestant and evangelical readers of the Bible in “The Invisible Bestseller.