Andy Lewis, Rebecca Ford
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (Doubleday, Sept. 26) by Mark Twain, Philip Stead & Erin Stead
Twain’s just-discovered fairy tale (finished by the Caldecott-winning Steads), about an orphan who saves a kidnapped prince from giants, started as a bedtime tale for his daughters.
The Graybar Hotel (Scribner, July 4) by Curtis Dawkins
This powerful short-story collection from an author serving life in prison for murder presents incarcerated characters as colorful as the shut-ins on Orange Is the New Black while exploring their emotional struggle in facing the monotony of prison life.
This story first appeared in the June 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.