Books The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers Paperback, 631 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $18 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Time of Our SingingAuthorRichard Powers Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Follows the marriage of David Strom, a German Jewish emigre scientist, and Della Daley, an African American singer, as they, along with their extraordinarily gifted children, struggle to overcome the racial injustices of the 1960s. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Richard Powers The Gold Bug Variations The Echo Maker Generosity Orfeo Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Time of Our Singing Novel Ideas Richard Powers: Each Try Launches Another November 20, 2006 Richard Powers is the author of nine novels. His latest, The Echo Maker, won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. He teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.