There are two men who grew up in Baltimore by the name of Wes Moore. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is about how radically different their lives are. The Wes Moore that wrote this book is a Rhodes scholar, investment banker, a White House fellow, and a decorated combat veteran. He was profiled in the Baltimore Sun at approximately the same time that another Wes Moore was mentioned by the Sun, only this Wes Moore – who grew up in the same neighborhoods and was roughly the same age – was a convicted felon serving time for armed robbery and murder. The Other Wes Moore is a gripping examination of race, class, and nature versus nurture.
Archive for August, 2012
Be still our hearts! The Romance Writers of America have named the most outstanding published romance novels of the year and honored them with the 2012 RITA Awards. No matter if your preferred hero wears a kilt, holds a Regency title, has ties to the supernatural, or appreciates homebaked goods, you’ll find a winner to enhance your dreams.
Best Historical Romance: The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Best Regency Historical Romance: A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements: How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O’Neal
Best First Book: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Best Paranormal Romance: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Best Romantic Suspense: New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Best Young Adult Romance: Enclave by Ann Aguirre