Books & Media

This Novel Reclaims the Western Expansion Myth

In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters

Erin Berger
Apr 8, 2020

Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Disaster and Resilience

Journalist Jon Mooallem’s new book, ‘This is Chance!,’ revives a decades-old story about an Alaskan radio journalist and the biggest earthquake you’ve never heard of—and gives us something to consider when the world is unsteady

Katherine Cusumano
Mar 22, 2020