Mark Littell Shares His Wildest Stories

Country Boy is Mark’s second book, following his 2016 memoir, On the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball. Mark, who used to enter games to John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” describes his latest work as a coming-of-age nonfiction story about how his character formed while growing up in Missouri.


Rollin’ Down the River

One man's road trip along the Missouri River turned into a wonderful book.


William Least Heat-Moon’s Debut Novel Takes a Spiritual Journey

The writing is lively and rewards the thoughtful, deliberate reader. Approach this book with an open mind, a genuine sense of curiosity, and perhaps a compass, and you will be rewarded.


February 1, 1902

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