12/01/2017 07:00AM ● Published by Robert Frey
Book Review December 2017 - Part 1
By Raymond “Ray” Saadi — Book Editor
IN GOD’S HANDS The Spiritual Diaries of Pope John Paul II
By Pope Saint John Paul II (Harper One $34.99)
Now for the first time in English the spiritual diaries of Pope Saint John Paul II revealing the pope’s innermost thoughts, impressions and concerns.
VISIONS OF MARY
By Jill K. Geoffrion (Mount Tabor $29.99)
A beautiful, hardbound tour through France’s gorgeous Chartres Cathedral, dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, whose story is told in a number of splendid short commentaries and magnificent stained glass images.
THE USUAL SANTAS
Foreword By Peter Lovesey ($16.95)
These eighteen holiday capers by bestselling Soho crime authors contain mysteries, murders and plenty puzzlers that will test armchair sleuths for hours.
TWO KINDS OF TRUTH
By Michael Connelly (Little, Brown $29)
Harry Bosch goes undercover to discover the mastermind behind an illegal drug ring of unscrupulous pharmacists and doctors who push opioids on the street. Meanwhile, Harry fights to prove his innocence of charges by a killer he sent to prison years ago.
UNCOMMON TYPE: SOME STORIES
By Tom Hanks (Knopf $26.95)
The irrepressible Hanks debuts his talents and typewriter collection, in spinning seventeen delightful tales, whimsical and nostalgic. Although not autobiographical Hank’s voice is remarkably clear. He does, however, narrate the Audio version.
The CANTICLE of the CREATURES
For St. Francis of Assisi (Paraclete Press $18.99)
A perfect stocking stuffer filled with stories and delightful illustrations about St. Francis as told by the birds and animals he loved.