In keeping with what has become an annual tradition, here are our 10 favorite books of 2013. In no particular order, of course.
Good Prose by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd: A wonderful book for the writer on your Christmas list. This inspiring and instructive work is about the partnership of a great narrative writer (Kidder) and his editor (Todd).
John O. Pastore was a legendary Rhode Island political figure, the son of immigrants and the first Italian-American elected as a governor and a U.S. Senator. A dominant figure in state politics, Pastore had a distinguished 26-year tenure in the Senate and never lost an election in a long career that began in the doldrums of the Great Depression in the General Assembly and ended with his decision in 1976 to retire rather than run again for a seat he would have easily kept.