Here’s a great article by Jeff Baker and a great video by Faith Cathcart of the Oregonian–they’re just so nice! It’s important to point out that the dog and the chickens are largely the purview of the pirate king I live with. Also: the chicken Roz is named for Rosalind Franklin, British biophysicist. We’re not all literature all the time at our house! Where I write: Anna Keesey comes home to the Yamhill Valley | OregonLive.com.
Since, for once, I’m not working on my own novel (O blessed rare summer!) I’ve managed to do a bit of reading myself. Here’s what I’ve picked up and been absorbed by: Jonathan Franzen’s essay collection FARTHER AWAY; Ben Fountain’s hilarious, inventive and harrowing Iraq War novel, BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALF-TIME WALK; Amor Towles’ glorious novel of late 1930’s New York THE RULES OF CIVILITY, and Marilynne Robinson’s essays WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS. I’m looking forward to John Lanchester’s CAPITAL and Jess Walter’s BEAUTIFUL RUINS. I’m also just finishing a fascinating history of Susan B. Anthony’s northwest suffrage work, called SOWING GOOD SEEDS, by G. Thomas Edwards, and rereading Alice Munro’s stories in RUNAWAY. So delicious.
This is just awesome. Little Century gets to hang with a great group of fine new books as a Discover Great New Writers pick!