Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.
Our summer book is an unconventional murder mystery. A former police detective is hired to solve three crimes from the past.
- Thomas Mallon author of seven novels, including "Bandbox," "Henry and Clara," and "Dewey Defeats Truman." Among his nonfiction books are "A Book of One's Own," "Stolen Words," and "Mrs. Paine's Garage." He's a frequent contributor to "The New Yorker," "The Atlantic Monthly," and other magazines.
- Lady Catherine Manning author of five mystery novels, including "Death in the Garden" and "A Very Private Enterprise," which received a John Creasey Memorial Award.
- Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
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