Mao's Great Famine

Mao's ambitious and ruthless Great Leap Forward, designed to vault China into the twentieth century, tramples tens of million of lives, as Frank Dikötter meticulously details in this gripping work.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.