Like most of us I spend a great deal of time during the summer barbecuing. You just can’t beat the scent of different meats being grilled, filling the late evening summer air.
I was 11 when my father parked a brand-new Pontiac in our driveway. He named her Yvonne because he liked the way Yvonne LeMans rolled off his tongue.
On our first ride I sat on the back seat with my two sisters, bound for outer space. The motor sounded like the roar of a lightly-sedated tiger; the upholstery was clean and smooth. We rode around the block with my dad at the wheel, and my mother in the passenger seat. (more…)
May Yi Courtney, top right, recording for posterity the attempt by Newsom, the Giant Box Turtle, to get on the porch and join her friends as they scramble away. (more…)
Cristina Alger has perfected the character of the smart, spunky heroine, which she showcased in “The Banker’s Wife,” last year’s successful novel. She’s followed up that tour de force with a crime novel this summer, “Girls Like Us,” which debuted at Number 13 on The New York Times bestseller list last month.