Winter is here, and Eric Weinberger's seven essays about life on the slopes, Snow Melts, will get you in the right state of mind for the season. Or if you prefer to head south, Madison Smartt Bell's Soul in a Bottle brings the energy of Haiti to his collection of writing about the cultural, political, and spiritual landscape of the island. Start the new year right with some of Byliner's greatest hits, including Elizabeth Kaye's Lifeboat No. 8, Mark Bittman's Cooking Solves Everything, and Jon Krakauer's Three Cups of Deceit.
Fear Itself by Sebastian Junger "Several years ago, in Sierra Leone, a rebel group calling itself the Revolutionary United Front launched an offensive that overran most of the country in a matter of. . ." [Read More]
The Runaway Doctor by Buzz Bissinger " His hair is longer than it was in his former life, the life he left behind like a snake shedding its skin. A yellow bandanna wraps around his forehead, and reflective dark glasses cover his eyes. . . " [Read More]