Rome, 1953: Hal, an itinerant journalist
flailing in the post-war darkness, has
come to the Eternal City to lose himself
and to seek absolution for the thing that
There are no monsters anymore, or so
the children in the city of Lucille are
taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption,
have grown up with this lesson all their life.
But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who
emerges from one of her mother’s paintings ,
she must reconsider what she’s been told.
Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It collects
thirty-five fascinating stories “for the
curious mind with a short attention span.”
Five-minute mysteries about people you
know, filled with facts that you didn’t.
Everyone knows the story of Abraham
Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are
aware of the original conspiracy to kill him
four years earlier in 1861, literally on his
way to Washington, DC, for his first