Books

Books

Vainglory, by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

Spring books

If vainglory is about stealing glory from God, it is unintelligible outside the house of faith. This may explain why Rebecca DeYoung's book flows against the current of attempts to reclaim narcissism and pride.

Gateway to Freedom, by Eric Foner

Spring books

Eric Foner resurrects the history of the Underground Railroad, its powerful place in New York City, and how it helped Harriet Beecher Stowe and others bring about the war that ended slavery.

A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler

Spring books

Anne Tyler's 20th novel is, like her previous 19, about a mildly dysfunctional Baltimore family of loyal yet infuriating people who love one another, but not always helpfully.

Caught, by Marie Gottschalk

Spring books

Marie Gottschalk describes an American penal system that has all but abandoned any real attempt to rehabilitate its inmates.