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David Laskin

David Laskin is the author of The Children’s Blizzard, which won the Washington State Book Award and Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for nonfiction. The author of several other works of nonfiction, Laskin writes for the New York Times and the Washington Post. He and his wife, the parents of three grown daughters, live in Seattle.

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Braving the Elements
Edited by David Laskin
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 1997
$17.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-46956-2 (0-385-46956-X)

Nowhere in the world is weather as volatile and powerful as it is in North America.  Scorching heat in the Southwest, hurricanes on the Atlantic coast, tornadoes in the Plains, blizzards in the mountains:  Every area of the country has vastly different weather, and vastly different cultures as a result. Braving the Elements... Read more

The Family
Written by David Laskin
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2014
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312589-1 (0-14-312589-3)

The author of the The Children’s Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family

In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of... Read more

The Reading Group Book
Written by David Laskin and Holly Hughes
Plume | Trade Paperback | February 1995
$15.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-27201-9 (0-452-27201-7)

The complete guide to starting and sustaining a reading group, with annotated lists of 250 titles for provocative discussion. This lively, down-to-earth book, based on the experiences of groups across the country, is a complete guide to reading groups—from getting a new one going to sparking lively discussions to revitalizing a... Read more