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Kitty Kelley Book Club

‘Erosion: Essays of Undoing’

IN SEARING PROSE, THE AUTHOR LAMENTS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NATURAL WORLD  If you’re reading Terry Tempest Williams for the first time, you are meeting...

‘Patrimony: A True Story’

WORTH A REVISIT: PHILIP ROTH’S PLAINSPOKEN, POIGNANT MEMOIR One of life’s toughest journeys is accompanying a loved one into old age or disability. It is...

‘Life of David Hockney: A Novel’

THIS MELODRAMATIC, FICTIONALIZED BIOGRAPHY DREW PRAISE FROM ITS REAL-LIFE SUBJECT People who know art will recognize the name of David Hockney, and those who like...

‘The Drama of Celebrity’

THE CULT OF FAME FOUND AN EARLY GODDESS IN SARAH BERNHARDT “The Drama of Celebrity” by Sharon Marcus is a hybrid of biography and sociological...

‘Conversations with Abner Mikva’

A RECENT COMPENDIUM CAPTURES THE UNVARNISHED VOICE OF THE LEGENDARY PROGRESSIVE  The Land of Lincoln has produced giant oaks in the political forest, none more...

‘L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Ddeath of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female...

In this account of a little-remembered 19th-century poet, tireless research makes for tiresome reading Reviewed by Kitty Kelley “LE.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of...

‘Food on the Move: Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelly “Food on the Move” is an uninspired title, especially for a book that presents epicurean dining on some of the world’s...

‘The Real Wallis Simpson: A New History of the American Divorcée Who Became the...

THOUGH ENGAGING, THIS BIOGRAPHY OFFERS LITTLE FRESH INSIGHT INTO THE SCANDALOUS “ROYAL.” Anna Pasternak boasts a famous name, thanks to her great uncle, Boris Pasternak,...

‘Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law’

A FASCINATING LOOK AT ALL THINGS LEGAL FROM THE FORMER HEAD OF NEW YORK’S SOUTHERN DISTRICT. With “Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment,...

Michelle Obama’s Riveting Read

IN ‘BECOMING,’ THE FORMER FIRST LADY TELLS A COMPELLING TALE. A few months ago, Michelle Obama zoomed to the top of the best-seller list with...