In our afternoon reading: interviews with Samanta Schweblin and Marilynne Robinson, new writing by Monica Drake, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marie Darrieussecq on Books, Leland Cheuk, Monica Drake and Portland, Richard Hell Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Marie Darrieussecq and Leland Cheuk, literary depictions of Portland, Oregon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Monica Drake Nonfiction, Jawbreaker Interviewed, Irreversible Entanglements, Philip Pullman, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Monica Drake, interviews with Jawbreaker and Irreversible Entanglements, and more.
Weekend Bites: Lindsay Hunter, Steve Erickson Interviewed, Monica Drake, Nadia Sirota’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Lindsay Hunter and Gabrielle Civil, interviews with Steve Erickson and Monica Drake, and more.
In our morning reading: essays by Megan Stielstra and Sarah McCarry, an East Bay punk documentary, and more.
In our morning reading: Morgan Parker talked with Amanda Petrusich, new writing from Sarah Gerard, and much more.
Over the course of her three books, Monica Drake has explored everything from the surreal nature of humor and heartbreak to generational legacies playing out over the course of several decades in a city. Her latest book, The Folly of Loving Life, begins with a couple buying a distinctive piece of property in Oregon, at which point their lives begin to disintegrate. In the stories that follow, Drake shifts her focus to their children, who grapple with the legacies of […]
Putting together this list of standout fiction published so far this year wasn’t an easy task, mostly because it could just as easily have been twice as long. It’s been a very good year for fiction, whether your tastes head more towards classical storytelling, or narrative innovation, or incisive societal observations. What follows is a list of some of the books published in the first half of 2016 that have impressed us the most.