In the late 19th century, few women received a good education and fewer still experienced extensive travel. Women also did not leave their mark on academic scholarship.
Who is the real Julian Assange, the man behind whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks ? How did he become one of the most feared and championed whistle-blowers in history? In a new unauthorized biography, award-winning Australian investigative journalist Andrew Fowler separates the man from the myth.
Mindy Starns Clark  and Leslie Gould's  new inspirational novel, The Amish Midwife , is about a search for one's identity and a place to belong. Depicting little-known America’s subculture with a unique outlook, this fiction combines adventure and mystery with a hint of romance.
It’s harvest time again, so what better time to look back at Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest . Hammett is credited with taking the private investigator story out of the popular pulp magazines and transforming the genre into something of literary value.
“For one second of clarity, I felt it all. The speed and bulk of him, the scourging claws, the meat stink of his breath, the ice of the bite and a single glimpse of the beautiful eyes - then he sprang away into the darkness and I lay winded, one arm in the rushing stream, my shirt gathering the weight of my own blood."