‘Goldengrove’ by Francine Prose

A young girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister.

As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister’s enigmatic boyfriend.

Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them.

She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery.

But for all the darkness at the novel’s heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life.

Sponsor message:

Learn more about Francine Prose.

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

Take 2: ‘Catalyst’ returns to Arizona PBS

Bailey Netsch, a former student in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, receives professional tips from Cronkite Professor of Practice Steve Filmer in April 2018 as they shoot video for the inaugural season of the PBS series "Catalyst." The show returns for a second season on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now.

The second season of the high-quality science series showcases interdisciplinary university research institutes and initiatives at ASU.

'Innovating the Future' explores ways to improve society

New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter hosts "Innovating the Future" Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS, part of a partnership between Arizona State University and New America that highlights stories about blending technology and public policy to improve America's future.

Comedy, drama follow British detectives in 'Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators'

Hourlong episodes of the BBC series "Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators" air Thursdays at 8 p.m., beginning Feb. 7, following Plate & Pour and Tastemakers.