May 23, 2008 — Tony Horwitz revels in the meandering adventures and wry observations of Old Glory, Jonathan Raban's story of floating "like a piece of human driftwood" through the heart of America.
Jul 1, 2007 — The novel Finn by Jon Clinch imagines the story of Huck Finn's father. Although it's the first novel to reach the shelves, Clinch says there were several unsuccessful attempts — and compares writing a book to building a house out of raisins.
Apr 14, 2007 — After her father died at the considerable age of 102, Mary Morris set out to reconnect with his early life along the Mississippi River with a riverboat trip through Mark Twain country.
Sep 3, 2005 — In 1927 the Mississippi's floodwaters reached from Illinois and Missouri all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly one million people were left homeless. John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 describes the epic disaster.