Start: 12:30 pm
With three New York Times bestsellers and continued stardom on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice has more tasty recipes to share with her fans. Fabulicious On-the-Grill ($20.00) features Teresa's signature easy, no-fuss Italian cooking—but this time with 70 recipes you can make on the grill, including:Foolproof sauces, rubs, and marinadesHearty red meat & chicken recipesEasy SeafoodLow-fat veggie grillingPizzas out-of-the-ovenOff-the-grill sidesDelicious dessertsAnd more tips on backyard entertainingIncluding special "bikini" recipes for lite eating, fun fare for kids, as well as dozens of tips from husband "Juicy" Joe Giudice, this cookbook has everything you need to cook and dine al fresco!Teresa Giudice is the star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, now in its fourth season. She has been a regular fixture in the national media, appearing on the Today show, Entertainment Tonight, as well as on the covers of InStyle and People. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and four daughters.
Start: 6:00 pm
Read David's wonderful piece on John Horne Burns in the New York Times American author John Horne Burns (1916-1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II, he was stationed in Africa and Italy, and worked mainly in military intelligence. His first novel, The Gallery, based on his wartime experiences, is a critically acclaimed novel and one of the first to unflinchingly depict gay life in the military. The Gallery sold half a million copies upon publication, but never again would Burns receive that kind of critical or popular attention.Dreadful ($28.95) follows Burns, from his education at the best schools to his final years of drinking and depression in Italy. With intelligence and insight, David Margolick examines Burns's moral ambivalence toward the behavior of American soldiers stationed with him in Naples, and the scandal surrounding his second novel, Lucifer with a Book, an unflattering portrayal of his experiences at Loomis.David Margolick is the author of five books, including Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song, Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink, and Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
Start: 7:00 pm
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son ($27.99) is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Love, honor, even children are sacrificed in the name of ambition as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices. Harrowing, panoramic, and vividly drawn, The Son is a masterful achievement from Philipp Meyer, a sublime young talent.“A novelist worth celebrating and watching” (USA Today), Philipp Meyer was named in the New Yorker’s “20 under 40,” their once a decade list of writers under the age of 40 who are headed for great things. Meyer received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on American Rust. He is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. A native of Baltimore, he divides his time between Austin and New York City.