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Kitty Kelley Book Club

‘The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians’

THIS COMPELLING COMPILATION LOOKS AT SOME OF THE PIVOTAL FIGURES WHO SHAPED OUR NATION For those who love history and enjoy biography, David M. Rubenstein...

Christmas at the White House Is Dazzling

Christmas at the White House this year dazzles with gold ribbons and sparking lights, fir boughs, fir wreaths and the delicious scent of 33...

A London Theater Tour With Arena Stage

The tour offered six plays, two operas, three art galleries, a tour of Tate Modern, coffee with an art collector, lunch in the House of Lords, fish and chips at a gastropub and a trip to Shakespeare’s birthplace.

‘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...