The secret to a good fistfight isn't the perfect sucker punch — it's endurance. Victory belongs to the last one standing, says author Alan Heathcock. He suggests three books with characters who never say die as they fight tooth and nail to outlast every obstacle in their way.
In the second installment of our book series, "Back Story," Steve Inskeep talks with author Bonnie Jo Campbell. Her latest book, American Salvage, is a short story collection that explores the lives of people at the bottom of American society.