The Bastard by John Jakes

This is the first of a series of 8 novels written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence.  I love this first volume in John Jakes’ bicentennial series. It provides a fantastic merger of fiction and Read more

Things Fall Apart

Born on November 16, 1930, Albert Chinualumogu Achebe would eventually be known as the father of African literature, author of the most widely read book in modern African literature, Charles P Stevenson Professor of  Languages and Literature (Bard College), and Read more