FREE FRIDAYS: Weekend reading—on us.

The Long Branch Saloon didn’t open for another hour, but how could anyone resist Santa Claus peering through the window, tapping on the glass? Sophia wiped her hands on a bar towel and went to let him in, and he…Read more

Books & Ideas

Promise Me, Dad

Promise Me, Dad

Joe Biden

A story ran in the Wall Street Journal on our last day in South Carolina. WILL HE RUN? the headline read. BIDEN SPECULATION MOUNTS. “It’s no secret that Beau wanted him to run,” was how the Journal quoted one of my longtime friends and political supporters. “If…Read more

Teen & YA

At the time I first realized I might be fictional, my weekdays were spent at a publicly funded institution on the north side of Indianapolis called White River High School, where I was required to eat lunch at a particular…Read more