Mustard Seed

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home n nOberlin, Ohio, 1868 Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth s beloved nurs

Conjure Women

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing and for the conjuring of curses are at the heart of this dazzling first novel n nConjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the li

The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President⁠—and Why It Failed

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, DC, for his first inauguration n nThe conspirators were part of a pro Southern secret society that didn t want

Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land

Beloved best selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted s epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation n nOn the eve of the Civil War, an up and coming newspaper, the New York Times, sent a young travel writer