In our afternoon reading: interviews with Julia Phillips and Leland Cheuk, news of a Nathan Ballingrud adaptation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Saeed Jones, National Book Award Finalists, Sarah Pinsker’s Recommendations, Nick Cave’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Saeed Jones, book recommendations from Sarah Pinsker, and more.
Morning Bites: Kristen Arnett Interviewed, Literary Beaches, Julia Phillips, Jacques Marchais Museum, and More
In our morning reading: talking books with Kristen Arnett, books about beaches, and more.
Valentina by Julia Phillips There was a blister on her chest that never healed. Dark, it rested four centimeters below her clavicle, in the freckled plain of skin exposed by low collars. It had started as a spot, and then the spot swelled, popped, scabbed over and continued to grow. Under the skin was hard with blood. Valentina told herself it would go away in its own time. After every shower, she covered it with a small adhesive bandage. The […]