Patriot Picks

  • Patriotic Picks: March 2019

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.                   My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. […]

  • Patriotic Picks: February 2019

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.               The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Humor, sentimentality, […]

  • Patriotic Picks: January 2019

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. Ordinary People by Judith Guest. In this emotionally raw novel, members of an everyday family ripped apart […]

  • Patriotic Picks: December 2018

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. A 16-year-old girl enters a mental hospital […]

  • Patriotic Picks: November 2018

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win […]

  • Patriotic Picks: October 2018

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. The seminal tale of an American ambulance driver and English […]

  • Patriotic Picks: September 2018

    The Grateful American Foundation has inaugurated a partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. An immigrant family struggles on (and […]