Excerpt of the Week: From Kramer vs. Kramer by Avery Corman

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 For Joanna and Ted Kramer, building a life in New York City is tough but full of joy thanks to their lovely little boy, Billy. Or so it seems, until one day Joanna walks out, unable to manage the burdens of family life and her own unfulfilled ambitions. Alone with Billy, Ted begins to navigate the challenges of single parenthood and forms a bond with his son that no one can break—except the courts.

"The father in Ted Kramer is the idealized version of the father I never knew," says Avery Corman,
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Archival Photo of the Week: Alice Walker

Monday, February 04, 2013 Alice Walker and Robert L. Allen

In honor of Black History Month and in anticipation of Alice Walker's birthday on February 9, we're delighted to feature the above archival photograph from the author's personal collection. Alice Walker and her partner of thirteen years, Robert L. Allen, a noted scholar of American history, pose for a portrait. The picture was taken at a celebration the couple hosted after the publication of I Love Myself When I Am Laughing, an anthology of Zora Neale Hurston’s writings that
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