Parents, we are told, are not meant to survive their children. Sometimes they do, and there’s a journey towards whatever peace is to be found in the aftermath. John Gunther relates just such a journey in the classic "Death Be Not Proud."

Ayelet Waldman has tried a lot of things as a writer. She’s the author of the Mommy Track Mystery series. Her most recent novels are the very moving "Red Hook Road" and "Love and Treasure." She continues to stir up a bit of controversy with "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor …

Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish authors Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist. "The Crow Girl," just appearing in its first American edition, contains three novels originally published separately: "The Crow Girl" (2010), "The Hunger Fire" (2011) and "The Pythia’s Instructions…