If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt
Edited by Mary Jo Blinker
Starting while she was still first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote an advice column for Ladies Home Journal called “If You Ask Me” that highlighted her wit and forthrightness. A number of her columns were arranged in this book by Mary Jo Binker, an Arlington resident and a consulting editor for the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University.
By Brian Murphy
Washington Post reporter Brian Murphy’s latest novel is a chronicle of the sole survivor of a 19th-century shipwreck in the middle of the Atlantic, as he spent nine days adrift on the harsh winter waters. Murphy sourced the information from the survivor’s firsthand descriptions, newspaper accounts and the ship’s logs.