We were brothers : a memoir / Barry Moser

Known best for his wonderful paintings and engravings that enliven scores of children’s books,  Moser here proves to be a gifted storyteller bringing his southern, racist childhood to life.  Ostensibly about his brother, Tommy, this memoir captures the life of Chattanooga in the poorer quarters–among both white and black–in the 1940s and 50s. Moser recounts […]


How to make your money last : the indispensable retirement guide / Jane Bryant Quinn

This is Quinn’s very readable guide to retirement. She covers almost all of the angles, starting with your options regarding what you actually plan to do in retirement. Putter around?  Start a business? Work part time? Volunteer?  She emphasizes that you have to know what your costs are going to be, and make sure your […]


Nine women, one dress / Jane L. Rosen

A charming and cleverly constructed story that centers around one dress – the IT dress of the season.  Bloomingdales’s has one size small left after it is a runaway runway hit and makes the cover of a major fashion magazine.  Everybody wants that dress, and the staff of Bloomie’s third floor dress department is very […]