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PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of January 28, 2013

By Gabe Habash
Publishers Weekly

fondakowski_stories coverOn November 18, 1978, 918 people, including U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan, died in Jonestown, Guyana, most of them members of the Peoples Temple who drank poisoned punch at the urging of their charismatic leader, Jim Jones. Fondakowski perfectly captures the rapturous hope surrounding Jonestown, which makes its demise all the more heartbreaking.

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