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  • From the first author to win two PEN/Faulkner Awards comes an eloquent, multilayered memoir of basketball, family and race.

  • The jazz critic constructs a definitive history of Bing Crosby's impact on popular culture.

  • Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 children's books, including The Paper Bag Princess, Stephanie's Ponytail and Purple, Green and Yellow .

  • • Recorded Oct 18, 2001

    Mary Karr’s best-selling memoir, The Liar’s Club, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. The sequel, Cherry, careens between hilarity and tragedy as Karr chronicles her stormy, ardent coming-of-age in, and subsequent escape from, Texas. A poet and… more

  • William T. Vollmann is the author of the Seven Dreams series, a symbolic history in novel form of the European settlement of North America. Named one of the 20 best writers under forty by The New Yorker , Argall is the latest book in the Seven… more

  • Simon Winchester explores topics from the urbane to the catastrophic in his bestselling nonfiction books, which include The Professor and the Madman , an intriguing behind-the-scenes story of the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. In The… more

  • Acclaimed novelist Jane Hamilton is the author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winner The Book of Ruth and the New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Map of the World, both of which selected for Oprah’s Book Club. The Washington Post chose her novel… more

  • The WWII historian chronicles five pivotal days during which the newly elected Churchill and his British War Cabinet held a famous debate on whether to negotiate with Hitler or continue the war.

  • The four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee captures the spirit of an era surrounding the first documented shark attacks in American history, on the New Jersey shore.

  • Popular children's writer R.L. Stine is the author three horror series, including Goosebumps, Fear Street and Nightmare Hour .

  • Philadelphia's first annual Timothy McSweeney Festival of literature, theater and music.

  • E. Lynn Harris is the author of six novels including If This World Were Mine, which won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence. In 2000 E. Lynn Harris was named one of the fifty-five most intriguing African Americans by Ebony, and was… more

  • The celebrated biographer pieces extensive interviews into a narrative of the collective inspiration of the 1960s, following Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña as bohemians on the rise.

  • An acclaimed author compared to the likes of Charles Dickens and Salman Rushdie, Smith vividly explores how ethnic background, family history and religious beliefs shape moral character.

  • The bestselling author delves into a complex love triangle infused with autobiographical detail.

  • Charles Gallenkamp recounts the vivid explorations that uncovered such treasures as the Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur eggs, and the first skeleton of the Velociraptor.

  • The renowned jazz musician and author discuss their journey together, touring the country through stages, studios and small towns.

  • Established as a "cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic" ( New York Times ), the novelist mines the nature of consciousness and secret infidelities.

  • David McCullough has been called a "master of art" of narrative history. He is twice winner of the National Book Award and author of the monumental biography, Truman, which received the Pulitzer Prize. McCullough is a past President of the Society… more

  • The American dramatist discusses his relationship with poetry and play-writing.