Books

Books

Mary Baker Eddy, by Gillian Gill

While factually rigorous, Gillian Gill's biography of Mary Baker Eddy is engaging and well paced. Gill writes with unusual directness about the difficulties of coming to grips with a life of such drama, passion and complexity as that of the founder of Christian Science.

Innocence betrayed

By Philip Roth, I Married a Communist. (Houghton Mifflin, 323 pp.)

Running on empty

By John Irving, A Widow for One Year. (Random House, 537 pp.)

On God and Dogs, by Stephen H. Webb

By Stepehen H. Webb, On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion. (Oxford University, 222 pp.)