Soli's dramatic historical novel imagines the very different lives of two young women of the Civil War era: Libbie Bacon Custer, intrepid wife of swashbuckling General George Armstrong Custer, and Anne Cummins, a pioneer girl who must fight to survive after she is captured by the Cheyenne during an attack on her family's homestead.Read more
Hinton, freed after spending 28 years on death row for crimes he didn't commit, says, "I didn’t get to marry. I didn’t get to have children. I didn’t get to save for my retirement. The State of Alabama locked me up like an animal, threw my life away like garbage. I lost thirty years of my life. How do I spend my time now? I live every minute like it’s my last."Read more
Researching psychedelics convinced Michael Pollan that they offer radically effective treatment for acutely ill, depressed, and addicted patients. Could they also be used for "the betterment of well people," like himself?Read more
The author of the 2015 bestseller, "Luckiest Girl Alive" and a hotly-anticipated new thriller, "The Favorite Sister," talks about the difficulties she faced writing a new novel in a new city -- until a bulldog named Bea came to her rescue.Read more
Sometimes humorously, and sometimes tragically, Roth's novels addressed the enormous social upheavals of the post-war era.Read more
When Neal Thompson and his wife Mary welcomed their sons Leo and Sean into the world, they "wanted to raise them to explore, to take chances, to live." But then the boys hit their teens, and faced with pot-smoking, skate-obsessed kids, Neal began to wonder whether he and Mary had made the right choices. Were the boys somehow "insufficient," or were they "beautiful, vital young men, finding their way"?Read more
In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston, who became one of the best-known writers of the Harlem Renaissance, traveled to Alabama to interview Oluale Kossula, the only living survivor of the last shipment of African slaves to the United States. Hurston, who studied anthropology at Barnard, compiled Kossula's tragic oral history into "Barracoon," published today for the first time.
Provensen's deceptively simple artwork struck a chord with kids and parents alike, and won the illustration world's top prizes.Read more