Hate crimes—offenses stemming from hatred of persons based on their race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation—continue to be an affront to the national conscience. Their incidence among some groups, moreover, has been rising. Such is the case with Asian Americans.
Books and Culture
In our Amazon.com, Borders ’n’ Barnes & Noble world we (non-academics at least) no longer pay much attention to libraries.
In novels such as Mary Reilly and Italian Fever, Valerie Martin made her reputation, balancing historical locations and cha