May 6, 2012 — Teaching is a tough job: long hours, low pay, and constant criticism when test scores don't measure up. But for teacher advocate Taylor Mali, it's the best job in the world. He's written a new book in praise of the profession and in passionate defense of teachers.
May 3, 2012 — In Nothing Daunted, two women leave New York to teach school in Colorado's wild frontier.
Jul 27, 2011 — In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood left their tradition-bound lives in Auburn, N.Y., to teach on the Colorado frontier. Woodruff's granddaughter, Dorothy Wickenden, pieces together their story in Nothing Daunted, which enjoys its second week on the list.
Jul 24, 2011 — In 1916, best friends Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood left the comfort of New York society for a pioneer settlement in Colorado. Woodruff's granddaughter, Dorothy Wickenden, tells the story of their adventure in Nothing Daunted.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The English Major by Jim Harrison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 6, 2011 — Any one of these five sizzling new nonfiction books could be the next Hollywood blockbuster. Our advice? Read them all before the Hollywood execs do.
Jun 2, 2011 — When book critic Maureen Corrigan was a kid, her family would pile into the car for trips to sites of historical interest. For Corrigan, summer has always been the season for traveling back to a bygone age — either by hitting the road or hitting the books.
Oct 27, 2008 — Who says road novels have to be about the young? The English Major follows a 60-something teacher as he sets off on a cross-country journey to mend a broken heart — and revive his libido.
Jun 25, 2007 — If you're interested in getting your child or teen to keep reading during a hot, long, lazy vacation, offer them these cool summer books. Librarian Nancy Pearl's picks all have great first lines, three-dimensional characters and strong finishes.