FROM Brit Bennett
'The Mothers,' a novel about how an abortion changes a community The new novel The Mothers tells the story of a teenage girl who gets pregnant by the son of her pastor. Her decision to have an abortion then ripples out to affect her African-American church community in Oceanside, California. Written by a first-time novelist, The Mothers is receiving lots of buzz and is one of the most anticipated books of fall.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.