"The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats-- leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen...
Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on a fascinating 19th-century icon and inspiration whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength. "The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb" is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams.
On any particular day, many thousands of people pass through New York City's Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, past the information booth and its four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place people come to say hello and good-bye, and each has a story to tell. Now, ten bestselling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set on the same...