2 Riveting Reads With Ties to Our Region

The final word on good reads with county connections


My Sweet Angel

By John Glatt (October 2016)

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In January 2014, 5-year-old Garnett Spears passed away at Westchester Medical Center after his mother, Lacey Spears, fed him a lethal amount of salt. Lacey, who is strongly believed to suffer from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, opened up to New York Times bestselling true-crime author John Glatt in this brilliant book on her disturbing life. Glatt’s painstaking research and vivid narrative provide a gripping, heartbreaking exposé that will leave readers astonished at how a mother’s supposed love for her child turned deadly. 432 pgs, St. Martin’s Press, $20.34 (hrd)


Food for Thought: First Course

By Nancy DeRosa (January 2016)

Emma and her four best friends are single and ready to mingle. Together, they decide to team up and scope out every food establishment in the tri-state area to try to find the perfect guys. Longtime Harrison resident Nancy DeRosa uses food as the substance that intertwines love, family, and friendship in this delicious novel, the first in her Food for Thought trilogy. Women will be able to relate to the triumphs and hardships that DeRosa’s realistic characters experience, making this an all-around enthralling read. 270 pgs, Black Opal Books $11.99 (pbk)