Cover of Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Review: Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space

Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space by Lynne Sherr Simon and Schuster, 2014. Hardcover, 400 pages. This biography includes many things people would like to learn about the first American woman in space.  Born and raised in California, Sally Ride grew up enjoying science in school and playing tennis. On the latter, she often…

Cover: Golden Age

Review: Golden Age

Golden Age by Jane Smiley Knopf, 2015. Hardcover, 464 pages. Golden Age is the concluding novel of Jane Smiley’s Last Hundred Years Trilogy.  It follows Some Luck and Early Warning in following the extended Langdon family.  Picking up in the 1980s, the generation that entered the trilogy as children in the first novel are now…