Books by Michael Koryta
NPR stories about Michael Koryta
In the mountains of eastern Kentucky, a lonely, landlocked lighthouse, a great cat sanctuary, and a women's prison set the scene for Michael Koryta's latest thriller. It's spooky and supernatural, but also grapples with real world questions of love, loss and trust.
A haunted hotel and an antebellum resort for Southern slave owners vacationing with their mistresses are the settings for this week's novels. In nonfiction, there are an investigation of Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and the U.S. government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Report.
When Michael Koryta was 8 years old, his father took him to visit the ruins of an American hotel that was once referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Eighteen years later, he's written So Cold the River, a supernatural thriller about the historic hotel and the mysterious waters that run beneath it.