Book Review: The Last Children of Mill Creek

Vivian Gibson’s memoir depicts a pivotal moment in the history of St. Louis and the country.


Abandoned Kansas City

A Kansas City photographer’s new book lends new life to abandoned locales.


Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 7, 1867

Birthday of writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder was born in Wisconsin but lived much of her life in Mansfield, MO.


Langston Hughes

February 1, 1902

Novelist, playwright, and short story writer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin.


10 Books That Shaped Our State

Missouri’s literary legacy looms large, but here are works that have changed the way people think about the Show-Me State.


September Book Reviews

A new guide featuring species native to the Midwest makes an essential addition to the gardener’s library.


O America: Discovery in a New Land

William Least Heat-Moon’s new novel explores the American interior in every sense of the word.


Book Review: Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River

A new book details the grim challenges of steamboat navigation along the lower Missouri River.


Write This Way

New St. Louis cultural center entices wordsmiths and bookworms alike.