Sep 16, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Stephen Tobolowski recalls his time as a character actor, Walter Stahr profiles Lincoln's adviser, David Byrne relates his ideas on music and Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson investigate failing states. In fiction, Attica Locke weaves a murder mystery in the Deep South.
Sep 18, 2012 — Attica Locke was inspired to write her new novel after attending an interracial couple's wedding on a plantation. The Cutting Season tells the story of two murders set a century apart. The past, Locke says, "walks with us still."
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Song of Slaves in the Desert by Alan Cheuse. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 8, 2011 — All Things Considered book reviewer Alan Cheuse's new novel tells the story of a family of slaveholding Southern Jews before the Civil War — and what happens when a northern relative comes to visit.