Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on the Road (1942)

2017-09-14T09:49:40+00:00

"She was bodacious. She was outrageous. She enjoyed shaking things up." One contributor to the "Jump at the Sun" documentary about Zora Neale Hurston described her this way. Peter Bagge's new graphic biography suggests "unencumbered passion" and "grit" (Fire!!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story). In Alice Walker's essay, which opens

Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on the Road (1942) 2017-09-14T09:49:40+00:00

Margaret Millar’s How Like an Angel (1962)

2017-07-24T15:00:09+00:00

Exploring in the back country of Santa Barbara County California, Margaret Millar discovered a group of abandoned buildings on top of a ridge of the Santa Ynez mountains. The view was incredible: the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Ynez valley, Lake Cachuma, and the San Rafael mountains, along with a main

Margaret Millar’s How Like an Angel (1962) 2017-07-24T15:00:09+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine (1984)

2017-10-27T09:49:17+00:00

"Since writing Love Medicine, I have understood that I am writing one long book in which the main chapters are also books titled Tracks, Four Souls, The Bingo Palace, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and The Painted Drum. The characters appear and disappear in my

Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine (1984) 2017-10-27T09:49:17+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Wing’s Chips” (1954)

2017-03-26T12:01:48+00:00

This feels like a quintessential Mavis Gallant story: expectations and disappointments swirling around a young girl's form, as she begins to assemble a set of truths about the world. The town in "Wing's Chips" would never make it onto a postcard of Valley-living(Click for source details) Although the setting appears

Mavis Gallant’s “Wing’s Chips” (1954) 2017-03-26T12:01:48+00:00

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am (2016)

2016-11-10T10:55:29+00:00

In interview with Mark Medley in September, Jonathan Safran Foer discusses his new book, Here I Am, in such a way that it's clear it feels distinct from his other writing for him. Hamish Hamilton - PRH, 2016 Many of the attendees are carrying copies of his earlier

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am (2016) 2016-11-10T10:55:29+00:00