For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
Writer, historian, and geologist Simon Winchester reconstructs the events of August 27, 1883, the day an explosive volcanic eruption off the coast of Java destroyed the island of Krakatoa. Winchester examines how this cataclysmic event still affects the world today.
- Simon Winchester writer, historian, and geologist
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