Books http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/books en Love Will See You Through http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/love-will-see-you-through <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Connecting communities through King and art</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Marilyn Lee Recknor </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Martin Luther King&rsquo;s message will see you through any month of the year, as readers young and old will learn in Love Will See You Through. In it, King&rsquo;s niece, Angela Farris Watkins, draws six principles the civil rights leader followed as he promoted peace and non-violence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/love-will-see-you-through" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/love_will_see_you_through.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/love-will-see-you-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/love-will-see-you-through#comments Books Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:57:04 +0000 bayweekly_master 27136 at http://www.bayweekly.com Today’s Library Is Like Alice’s Restaurant http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/today%E2%80%99s-library-alice%E2%80%99s-restaurant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can get (most) anything you want &mdash; even a good book</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>If the medium is the message, then there&rsquo;s more to be learned from Calvert Library&rsquo;s huge festival of local authors than you&rsquo;ll read in this week&rsquo;s feature story, The Writers Next Door.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Your neighbor may have written just the one for you, I say, introducing 33 authors and their latest (or favorite) books. These are quick introductions, the literary equivalent of speed dating, with a life compressed into one sentence and a plot into another. At the May 31 festival, you&rsquo;ll meet even more authors from 9:30 am to 4pm.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/letter-editor/article/today%E2%80%99s-library-alice%E2%80%99s-restaurant" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/writing_artwork-052914.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/today%E2%80%99s-library-alice%E2%80%99s-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/today%E2%80%99s-library-alice%E2%80%99s-restaurant#comments Letter from the Editor Books Places Thu, 29 May 2014 18:28:45 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22413 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Intimate Bond: How ­Animals Shaped Human History http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/intimate-bond-how-%C2%ADanimals-shaped-human-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Interspecies relationships have shaped history</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diane Burt </div> </div> </div> <p>Brian Fagan, anthropologist and scholar (professor at the University of California Santa Barbara), is the author of this and other interesting and deeply researched books in the field of archeology. The complexity of relationships in his family menagerie inspired&nbsp;The Intimate Bond&rsquo;s history of how humans and animals have interacted from the Ice Age to modern times.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Interspecies relationships have shaped history as, for example, subsistence farming of meat animals gave rise to the first large human settlements, our cities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/intimate-bond-how-%C2%ADanimals-shaped-human-history" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/the_intimate_bond.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="151" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/intimate-bond-how-%C2%ADanimals-shaped-human-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/intimate-bond-how-%C2%ADanimals-shaped-human-history#comments Books Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:00:52 +0000 bayweekly_master 29063 at http://www.bayweekly.com Travels with a Good Book http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/travels-good-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Bay Weekly&rsquo;s Summer Reading Guide</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A good book can take us farther than an airplane, keep us otherwise occupied longer than a week away from home and cost far less than any vacation. True, I&rsquo;d rather be reading my book on a sandy beach with an ocean breeze. But even on my own back deck, lolling my cushy birthday chaise, a good book, a summer&rsquo;s day and a cool drink make a vacation.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In that spirit, the Bay Weekly family of readers offers its annual summer reading special.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/travels-good-book" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/summer-reading-062515.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="81" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/travels-good-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/travels-good-book#comments Books Summer Reading Guide Special Editions Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:57:49 +0000 bayweekly_master 28409 at http://www.bayweekly.com Alone atop the Hill http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/alone-atop-hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Michelle Steel </div> </div> </div> <p>Cove Point is getting attention for more than its great views, good fishing or the controversial topic of natural gas import and export.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Thanks to Carol McCabe Booker &mdash; a Cove Point resident for three decades &mdash; the bump in the Bay in southern Calvert County is becoming a research center on black journalism pioneers.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;First McCabe Booker, a lawyer and journalist, partnered with husband Simeon Booker on his autobiography Shocking the Conscience, a black journalist&rsquo;s first-hand account of the civil rights movement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/alone-atop-hill" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/alone_at_the_top-dunnigan_cover.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="152" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/alone-atop-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/alone-atop-hill#comments Books Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:11:03 +0000 bayweekly_master 27287 at http://www.bayweekly.com 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/100-plein-air-painters-mid-atlantic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>This weekend, meet author Gary Pendleton and the artists he covers</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>We English speakers lack words for what the French call plein air painting, the Italians al fresco and Spanish speakers al aire libre.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;But fresh air painters we&rsquo;ve got aplenty, as Gary Pendleton&rsquo;s new book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic lavishly illustrates.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;You see such painters in, excuse my French, plein air competitions throughout Chesapeake Country and across the land. One hundred in one place makes for an extraordinary visual experience.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/100-plein-air-painters-mid-atlantic" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/100_plein_air_painters_of_the_mid-atlantic.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="131" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/100-plein-air-painters-mid-atlantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/100-plein-air-painters-mid-atlantic#comments Books Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:08:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 24857 at http://www.bayweekly.com Ruth Kassinger’s A Garden of Marvels http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/ruth-kassinger%E2%80%99s-garden-marvels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Read the book, meet the author</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Leigh Glenn </div> </div> </div> <p>Gardeners don&rsquo;t need degrees in botany. But knowing a little botany &mdash; plus a bit about the history of human relationships with plants &mdash; creates a deeper gardening experience. Just ask local author Ruth Kassinger.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/ruth-kassinger%E2%80%99s-garden-marvels" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/a_garden_of_marvels-ruth_kassinger.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/ruth-kassinger%E2%80%99s-garden-marvels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/ruth-kassinger%E2%80%99s-garden-marvels#comments Books Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:02:31 +0000 bayweekly_master 24784 at http://www.bayweekly.com Blue-Eyed Boy: by Robert Timberg http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/blue-eyed-boy-robert-timberg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The healing power of a good story </strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>Bob Timberg has a face you don&rsquo;t forget.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;How the U.S. Naval Academy graduate and Marine first lieutenant &mdash; handsome son of a mother who was a McCall&rsquo;s cover girl at 13 &mdash; got that face is a question you don&rsquo;t ask.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Yet now, &ldquo;as I edge into my seventies,&rdquo; Timberg says, he has written a book revealing the whole story.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;I had third-degree burns, the skin &hellip; totally destroyed, top to bottom,&rdquo; he writes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/blue-eyed-boy-robert-timberg" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/robert_timburg.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/blue-eyed-boy-robert-timberg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/blue-eyed-boy-robert-timberg#comments Books Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:17:13 +0000 bayweekly_master 23837 at http://www.bayweekly.com 15,000 Little Free Libraries and Counting http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mine makes 15,001</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Lucia St. Clair Robson </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Five years ago in Wisconsin, Todd Bol built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former teacher. He installed it on a post in his front yard and filled it with books to give away. It was such a hit with his neighbors that he built and gave away several more, each with a sign that read free books.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/arnold_little_library.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting#comments Books Things Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:37:26 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23485 at http://www.bayweekly.com Mid-Summer Reading Guide http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/mid-summer-reading-guide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Still time to escape in a good book</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With half of summer stretching before you, there&rsquo;s still time to get lost in a good book.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Armchair travelers stretch our confined worlds with books that take us places we&rsquo;ll probably never see on our own. Certainly not with the open-eye and open-heart clarity of the &shy;writers we love best.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/books/article/mid-summer-reading-guide" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/woman-reading-book-at-beach-073114.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/mid-summer-reading-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/mid-summer-reading-guide#comments Books Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:57:52 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23490 at http://www.bayweekly.com