Some renowned novels that cover tough topics, from AIDs to alcoholism; a collection of short stories by one of my new favorite Chicago writers; and a controversial self-help book that promises an antidote to chaos.
The scholars answer questions about their new book, “The Middle Ages In 50 Objects,” and choose items from contemporary culture that they think future historians would find important. Plus, get a sneak peek inside this entertaining art historical analysis.
Michael McCormack’s new book began as a letter of complaint to his father, who was a world champion football player (Cleveland ftw! For once!), NFL coach, and hall of famer. As he wrote, though, it turned into something much bigger.
By day, Cynthia Robinson is an art historian based in New York and a professor of Medieval and Islamic Art at Cornell University. By night/ any other time, she’s one of my favorite new authors. We talk about writing, not writing, and her new novel Birds of Wonder.