BOOKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
FOR WINTER READING
Winter brings new books by YPL favorites: John Grisham, James Patterson, M.C.Beaton and Catherine Ryan Hyde.
Here are some titles you might not have heard of but which have earned excellent reviews or have won prizes:
The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
by George Howe Colt
On November 23, 1968, there was a turbulent and memorable football game: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. The final score was 29-29. To some of the players, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side’s miraculous comeback in the game’s final forty-two seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, campus takeovers, and, looming over everything, the war in Vietnam.
George Howe Colt’s The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it.
FOR NONFICTION, you might also try The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire and This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David Silverman.