Books: The latest

Wired: A Romance, by Gary Wolf: Loved every minute of this well-written, appealing book, part memoir, part popular history.
Red Ant House, by Ann Cummins: Short fiction, left me cold.
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd: If you like Wally Lamb, you will love this soapy novel.
California Dish, by Jeremiah Tower: Tower’s memoir reads like he’s the bad boy son of Keith Richards and James Beard. And the menus are brilliant!
Chez Panisse Cooking, by Paul Bertolli with Alice Waters: This 1988 cookbook is inspiring me today.