Books

Books

Entering Narnia

Given the much anticipated release next month of the film version of C. S.

Lost in transition

In 2001 Barbara Ehrenreich opened people’s eyes to the life of America’s working poor with her provocative bestseller Nickel and Dimed. The author, journalist and speaker had gone under cover as a low-wage worker taking positions as different as Wal-Mart cashier and cleaning woman.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals enjoys a first printing of 400,000 hardcover copies, it is the featured selection of two prominent book clubs, and its film rights have been assigned to Steven Spielberg. Somewhere in all that present and anticipated ballyhoo lies a major source of this book’s central problem.

American souls

To the point of feeling at least a little bit curmudgeonly, I find it increasingly difficult to disguise my unease with the word spiritual.