Cujo (1981) - Stephen King (Grade:C-)
A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album (2002) - Ashley Kahn (Grade:B+)
Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross (2000) - Richard John Neuhaus (Grade:A+)
O Holy Cow! : The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto (1993) - Phil Rizzuto (Grade:A)
The Passion () - Mel Gibson (Grade:B)
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Richard McKenna (1913-64) was born in Mountain Home, ID on May 9, 1913. Read Orrin's review of The Sand Pebbles (1962)
Richard Adams was born in Newbury, GB on May 9, 1920. His excellent fantasy Watership Down (1972) made Joe Doggett's Suggested Summer Reading List for Students.
Abolitionist John Brown was born in Torrington, CT on May 9, 1800. In October 1859 he led an abortive revolt to free the slaves, taking over the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA. Robert E. Lee was sent out to subdue him and Brown was subsequently tried and, after a passionate final speech, was hanged.
Happy Birthday to Jenna Walter (May 8)
Romain Gary (1914-80) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 8, 1914. Read Orrin's review of The Roots of Heaven (1956) (Grade: A+)
It's the anniversary of V-E DAY, May 8, 1945, "Victory in Europe."
Thomas Pynchon (1937-) was born in Glen Cove, Long Island on May 8, 1937.
Graham Swift (1949-) was born in London, ENG on May 4, 1949. Brothers Judd recommends his terrific novel Waterland
Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, WA on May 2, 1903. In addition to selling 300 million records, he won a Best Actor Oscar for Going My Way.
The King James Bible was published on May 2, 1611. Perhaps only Shakespeare has had a greater influence on the English language.
Happy Birthday to Sue Herzog (May 1)
Ignazio Silone [Secondo Tranquilli] (1900-78) was born in Pescina, Italy on May 1, 1900. Read Orrin's review of Fontamara (1933)
If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster
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