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.
The worst U.S. coal mine accident in 25 years raises questions about the effectiveness of state and federal safety regulations. The explosion killed at least 25 people at a West Virginia mine owned by a company with a checkered safety record.
- Dennis O'Dell administrator of occupational safety and health, United Mine Workers of America.
- Bruce Watzman V.P. Health and Human Resources, National Mining Association
- Ellen Smith owner and managing editor of Mine Safety and Health News.
- Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times" and author of the mystery novel 'Hazard.'
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