Latest from Neely Tucker

A mixed-race woman’s long quest to prove her Native American ancestry

Her family said she was part Indian. Bureaucrats said she wasn’t.
  • Jan 4, 2019

Five things you (probably) don’t know about ‘Frankenstein’

They have nothing to do with a bigheaded, neck-bolted doofus.
  • Oct 31, 2018

John Grisham’s new novel wades into Mississippi’s racist past

“The Reckoning” brings us back to Clanton, Miss., where a war veteran shoots a popular minister
  • Oct 18, 2018

Conspiracy theories about Obama spun out to their wackiest sci-fi conclusions

The stories in “The Obama Inheritance” take shape as an unusual form of literary resistance.
  • Nov 28, 2017

‘Bluebird, Bluebird’: No black-and-white answers in this tale of race and murder

Attica Locke, a former writer for Fox’s “Empire,” has a sharp eye for Southern culture.
  • Sep 20, 2017

Don Winslow’s summer blockbuster, ‘The Force,’ is ready-made for Hollywood

From the author of “The Cartel,” a riveting novel about a corrupt New York cop.
  • Jun 18, 2017

Dennis Lehane’s ‘Since We Fell’ takes us into the heart of a tormented woman

A soulful and chilling tale from the author of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island.”
  • May 5, 2017

One of America’s foremost rare-book appraisers hangs on in the digital age

Allan Stypeck, owner of Second Story Books, remembers when, pre-Internet, “booksellers ruled.”
  • Mar 30, 2017

She’s still taking us there: Mavis Staples soars again in late career

At 77, the gospel and soul icon whose family provided the soundtrack of the civil rights era is always honing her art.
  • Nov 30, 2016

From Wild Bill to Supportive Spouse: Can Clinton stick to his script?

He could help secure a Hillary presidency — but could missteps complicate matters?
  • Aug 18, 2016