These women are not simply simulating scenes of poverty for the reader; they experienced it and now they own it as one constant facet of their diverse identities.
The specter of slavery draws unavoidable correlations to contemporary American society in Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.
Musician Dar Williams lets it all hang out with piercing opinions and shrewd take-aways.
To be a migrant worker in America is to relearn the basic skills of living. Imagine doing that in your 60s and 70s, when you thought you'd be retired.
Lauren Markham's The Far Away Brothers puts forth the story of two young lives caught up in the pressing need to immigrate.