"Hour of the Witch" by Chris Bohjalian features the young wife of an abusive man.
Author pored through a mass of shoddily kept 19th-century paperwork to detail life at the mental hospital, which was touch-and-go at best.
Farming would seem to be one occupation that Black Americans could find refuge from discrimination. Consumers choose their fruits and veggies …
Reviews of “When the Stars Go Dark," “The Good Sister” and “The Lost Village.”
"The Wild Silence" by Raynor Winn; Penguin Books (288 pages, $17) ——— Immediately upon finishing Raynor Winn's 2019 memoir, "The Salt Path," I…
Legal scholar Carolyn Cox looks into the spate of '30s kidnappings in "The Snatch Racket," subtitled "The Kidnapping Epidemic That Terrorized …
The starring role in “Unsinkable” goes to the USS Plunkett, a destroyer — a “tin can” — in World War II. Author James Sullivan gives readers t…
There are doorstop biographies, and then there are appreciations. Alexander Nemerov has taken the latter approach in “Fierce Poise,” his vibra…
The wealthy suburb of Chouteau Forest is known for its beautiful homes and well-kept lawns, but it also is known as a place that guards its secrets.
When Larry Olmsted was researching this intriguing, wide-ranging look into sports and the fans who follow them, he asked his sources two questions:
Author John J. Dunphy seems well-qualified to tell these gory stories.
Acclaimed writer's "The Soul of a Woman" is a bold exploration of womanhood, feminism, parenting, aging, love and more.
Three new novels come to life, plunging listeners into a little boy’s nightmare, the horror of the Holocaust and the desperate Dust Bowl years.
"Something in Madness" wraps up the trio with a close look at life in Mississippi.
"The Monsanto Papers" is journalist Carey Gillam’s gripping account of Lee Johnson’s landmark lawsuit alleging Roundup was responsible for his cancer.
It's a strong tale about surviving the ravages of guilt, grief, economic downturns and the tensions that can erupt from living in a tight-knit…
"An Extravagant Death" even pays homage to a Christie classic in its solution to a murder that horrifies the wealthy in Newport, Rhode Island.
Most of the book recounts events in and around St. Louis. Author Thomas F. Curran teaches American history at St. Louis’ Cor Jesu Academy.
One of the strongest themes that comes across is R.M. Kinder’s language of tender feelings toward animals.
Black soldiers during the Civil War weren’t just fighting for themselves. They were fighting for their children and all who came after.
The thrill of a new installment, the sixth, in Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton saga isn’t just the tightly plotted mystery, surprising to the last page.
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