Joan Baum http://wshu.org en A Thousand Hills to Heaven http://wshu.org/post/thousand-hills-heaven <p>A book about an American who moves to Rwanada to help the nation improve the economy and health care has lessons about recovery and sustainability. It also has lessons about opening a restaurant in Kigali.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:35:16 +0000 Joan Baum 14382 at http://wshu.org A Thousand Hills to Heaven Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero http://wshu.org/post/superman-high-flying-history-americas-most-enduring-hero <p></p><p>Author Larry Tye is not the first person to write about what the popularity of Superman means about our culture. But as arts critic Joan Baum says in this review of Tye’s book, there’s always more to learn about Superman’s abiding power.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:42:51 +0000 Joan Baum 12285 at http://wshu.org Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero Cries of the Lost http://wshu.org/post/cries-lost <p>Arts critic Joan Baum discusses a book whose central character is a market researcher. But he does more spying and sleuthing than desk work.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:24:51 +0000 Joan Baum 9799 at http://wshu.org Cries of the Lost Help for the Haunted http://wshu.org/post/help-haunted <p></p><p>Just in time for Halloween, arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that will...haunt you.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:35:58 +0000 Joan Baum 7455 at http://wshu.org Help for the Haunted Book Review: A Dangerous Fiction http://wshu.org/post/book-review-dangerous-fiction <p></p><p>Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that's partly a good old fashioned murder mystery, and partly a look into the world of publishing.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:49:29 +0000 Joan Baum 4593 at http://wshu.org Book Review: A Dangerous Fiction