Jul 21, 2012 — When Carissa Phelps was 12 years old, she was kidnapped by a pimp and forced into prostitution. Still, she was able to put her life back on track to graduate from high school, then college, then law school.
Nov 11, 2010 — The best stories creep under your skin and stay there. Kathryn Erskine recommends three gripping, unsettling reads with resolute, compelling narrators. These are stories that you just can't shake.
Jul 21, 2007 — In early 20th century Chicago, the Everleigh Club was the country's most famous brothel. Sisters Minna and Ada Everleigh welcomed prominent clientele and treated their "girls" like queens. But it didn't last.
Nov 28, 2006 — What kid wouldn't like a comforting, joyful book for a holiday gift? A lot of 'em. For true holiday joy, make sure the books you give are truly enjoyable. Here are suggestions for different ages, stages and interests.
May 19, 2006 — Nigerian-born novelist Chris Abani stunned critics with his debut novel Graceland. His follow-up novella tackles questions of identity and nationality — this time, from a female perspective.
Nov 28, 2005 — "I felt as though I had been visiting Pakistan for months after I was done reading," writes NPR listener Kerri of this novel.