When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
John Grisham’s latest book, “The Reckoning,” is part war novel, part legal drama. In it, Grisham returns to his favorite fictional setting, Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of a mysterious murder committed by one of the small town’s most prominent citizens, a cotton farmer who just returned from a tour in the Pacific during World War II.
In Grisham’s conversation with Diane, he explains how manages to publish a book a year, and discusses the politics of race in the South in the 1940s when “The Reckoning” takes place, in the 1950s and 60s when he grew up, and today.
- John Grisham Bestselling author of more than 30 books, including one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories and four novels for young readers. His latest is "The Reckoning."
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