Francine Prose is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen novels, including the National Book Award Finalist "Blue Angel" and "My New American Life". She has written three other novels for young adults: "After", winner of the California Young Reader Medal, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; "Bullyville", a "PW" Best Book and Book Sense Children's Pick; and her most recent, "Touch". She is also the author of two picture books, "Leopold, the Liar of Leipzig" and "Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato". The recipient of numerous grants and honors, incl
A traveling prospector wandering around California looking for gold spends a few peaceful days with a man hiding a sad story.