Fox 6 Books: July

Fox 6 Books:  July

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6  on July 2. These vacation-ready must-reads include a LOL trip around the world, a thriller from Down Under, an important story of self-invention and some easy-to-pick-up, easy-to-pick-up-later short stories. Less by Andrew Sean Greer is laugh-out-loud funny and poignant and important all at the same time. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is [...]

Fox 6 Books: June

Fox 6 Books:  June

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6  on June 5. These beach-ready reads include some inventive historical fiction and all will inform and entertain and take you places you didn’t expect—from the marshes of the North Carolina coast to the Oklahoma prairie, from Victorian-era London to frontier Illinois in the 1800s. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia [...]

Fox 6 Books: May

Fox 6 Books:  May

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 in May. Read and learn with some works of informative nonfiction. One is set right here at home. Then there’s some fiction … because fiction is awesome. Showdown at Rickwood:  Ray Caldwell, Dizzy Dean and the Early Years of America’s Oldest Ball Park by Art Black will surely [...]

Fox 6 Books: April

Fox 6 Books:  April

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on April 2: Two of these books—one for adults and one for kids—are by local authors! Then there’s an important book about African-Americans and our country's history and a moving novel about some brave young women set in India. Glory Road, the new novel by Birmingham author Lauren K. Denton, is about [...]

Fox 6 Books: March

Fox 6 Books:  March

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on March 5: Two of these books—one fiction and one not—are about spies. Then there’s a cookbook of sweets by a local author and a literary thriller—perfect for vacation reading. Transcription is by Kate Atkinson, one of my favorite authors who wrote Life After Life (one of my favorite books [...]

Fox 6 Books: February

Fox 6 Books:  February

Happening now! Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on February 5:  a fun children’s book about some important Birmingham history by a local writer; an unusual salute to the Tuskegee Airmen during Black History Month; and hot, new (I mean brand-new) fiction. Meet Miss Fancy is a heartwarming story by Irene Latham with illustrations with illustrations John [...]

Fox 6 Books: January

Fox 6 Books:  January

Happy New Year! Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on January 1. Let’s the year off right with some advice on gracious living then move on to a gritty novel, a gripping thriller and an unusual memoir. Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon is subtitled What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love [...]

Fox 6 Books: December

Fox 6 Books:  December

Here's what I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on December 4. These books are as much fun to give as to receive.  You Asked for It!:  My Clients’ Favorite Recipes Rosalyn Bloomston has been cooking and catering and delighting her clients for more than three decades. Now, this Birmingham author shares her most-requested recipes with all of [...]

Fox 6 Books: August

Fox 6 Books:  August

Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on August 7. Enjoy a peek inside my beach book bag of escapism, mostly, and some education as well: Three page-turning novels and one nonfiction book about rats. Trust me on that one; it’s quite an interesting read. The Last Thing I Told You (William Morrow), by Emily Arsenault, [...]

Fox 6 Books: May

Fox 6 Books:  May

Real and unreal. Here are the books I brought to WBRC Fox 6 on May 1. There's a brand new memoir/cookbook from Rick Bragg and a great guide to being a confident girl. Then things take a different turn with an educational book of folklore and a smart, twisty mystery. The Best Cook in the World:  Tales from My [...]