American Pulse America Divided

November 11, 2012 - 9:34 AM
In this Nov. 8, 2012 photo, Jim Elder, left, laughs with shop owner Bryan Baine at Baine's Books in Appomattox, Va. In the heart of this historic village, townspeople gather for coffee and conversation in the Main Street institution and, every Thursday after sundown, an open mic night draws performers from near and far. (AP Photo/Pat Jarrett)