Items of interest concerning Hawthorne Books and its authors

American History X released in 1998 based on Frank Meeink’s story, Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead, presaged our current climate.

16 Jan 2018|

Watch 10 Things You Never Knew about American History X such as this role earned Edward Norton an Oscar Nomination and information about Frank Meeink.


Congratulations to Peter Selgin whose memoir, The Inventors, won the Housatonic Book Award in nonfiction!

31 Oct 2017|

Peter Selgin’s memoir, The Inventors, wins the Housatonic Book Award in nonfiction!



The Inventors by Peter Selgin


Walking the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place by Shelley Armitage

A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice by Christine Hale

The Jaguar Man by Lara Naughton

A Road Unforeseen: Woman Fight the Islamic State by Meredith Tax

Eddie Plum, who insists he’s been unjustifiably committed to a California psychiatric hospital, manages to finally escape after fourteen years of incarceration to start his life anew. On the run, he holes up in a sheltered barrio on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean owned by his wealthy but unsympathetic father. Here he meets Sweets, the telepathic dog, laments the loss of Sofia, his madhouse lover, and plays the horses at the Del Mar Racetrack. Eventually he meets up with an old friend, Shelly...Forward

California Calling is a lyrical self-interrogation of obsession, emigration, and identity. Natalie Singer’s story opens in a courtroom on a witness stand, where she’s forced to testify in a family breakup that changes the course of her life. At sixteen Natalie emigrates from Montreal and the secrets it holds to the golden promise of the California Bay Area, just as her Jewish ancestors fled Russia and went west for a new life. Through uneasy rituals of high school pep rallies and college...Forward

Dr. Cornel West
“Frank Meeink’s book is a candid and captivating story of upbeat transformation of a raw racist into a courageous citizen which has much to teach all of us. Don’t miss it!”
Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud

This new edition of the acclaimed Frank Meeink story includes a preface by the author, nine new chapters, an updated epilogue, and resource guides for substance abuse recovery and countering racism. Frank Meeink has been a contributor to CNN, Fox News, NPR, BBC...Forward