The city that never sleeps may hide behind the logo of a shiny Big Apple, but for some life in New York is as spikey and lethal as a ball of nails. Here are 5 classic novels that wonderfully reveal both the dark and the light in the experiences of New Yorkers throughout the decades.
Erin Blakemore answers questions about her new book, "The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder."
A biographer struggles to reconcile the many contradictions in the character of feminist icon and author Tillie Olsen.
The damaged beech looked fragile, but year after year it stood strong.