A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket. These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina's father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items serve as thematic guideposts in Molina's beautiful memoir about his father, who, through baseball, taught his three sons about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success.
"A book about life"
In this issue: "Search and Rescue", by Philip Gourevitch; "The Virtual Candidate", by Ryan Lizza; "The Dying Sea", by Dana Goodyear; "Fox News", by Joan Acochella; and "Fighting On", by Anthony Lane.
"Nelson Mandela", by Philip Gourevitch; "State of Deception", by Ryan Lizza; "Misery", by Joan Acocella; and "Grand Scam", by David Denby.