These creative works "won't keep the sky from falling," but they help
We Need More Political Books with Franken's Take-No-Prisoners Sense of Humor
And a Look at Why Authoritarianism May Be on the Rise
He Thinks It's the Best Book in English, or Close to It
And that time when Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson Opened a Fried Chicken Chain
And Sherman Alexie's Compelling Memoir About His Problematic Mother
Julia Glass Takes a Deep Dive into Celebrity Culture
A Younger, Hipper Approach to Selling 'Bodice Rippers'
And a Charming Novel About Leaving Tribeca for Queens
"We felt we didn't have a choice not to share the information with other parents."
And a Fine, Inventive Novel from an Actor on "30 Rock"
A True Crime-Memoir Mashup that Has Strengths and Weaknesses
Historian Laura Kalman Traces it All Back to Richard Nixon
And a Minnesotan's Travels through the World of High-End New York Restaurants
Mary Grace Quackenbos Humiston Succeeded Where the Police Failed
With a Title Borrowed from Virginia Woolf's 'A Writer’s Diary'
And a Tale of Murder and Injustice in the Jim Crow South
A Jazz Pioneer Who Was, Surprisingly, the Pride of Davenport, Iowa
His Character Traits Fueled a Steady Rise, and an Ignominious Fall
A Rare Foray Into Fiction by a Former President
And Abraham Lincoln at a Pivotal Moment in His Political Evolution
The Greater the Income Inequality in a Society, the Lower the Life Expectancy
Exploring the Pain of Immigration, and the Promise of a New Life
And a Young Woman Who Fought Back Tenaciously After a Brain Aneurysm
Lee Recalls Her "Sheer Numbness" at To Kill a Mockingbird's Extraordinary Success
And Why We All Need to Just Slow Down
And Britain's Lonely and Brave Battle Against the Nazis
Legal Battles Over Sex Are Often Really Battles Over Religion
And Her Novel About Visiting London During the July 7, 2005 Terrorist Bombings
And a New 'Great Gatsby,' Set in Small-Town North Carolina
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