On the day I finished reading Scott McClanahan’s The Sarah Book, I watched a sullen man push a corpse on a blue velvet-draped gurney into the back of a Honda Odyssey. Thankfully I didn’t know the dead person – I just happened to be near the loading dock of a hospital, where this is apparently a common occurrence. A janitor told me how hearses and undertakers are expensive and people rarely go to the trouble to hire them to transport […]
Morning Bites: Scott McClanahan, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” Revisited, Jami Attenberg, Emily Schultz Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Scott McClanahan’s new book, essays by Jami Attenberg and Emily Schultz, and more.
Well, it’s June. Coffee season has given way to iced coffee season. Perhaps you’re infusing iced teas with strange and vibrant herbs and flavors, or breaking your air conditioner out of storage; perhaps you’re going through your closet in search of the perfect literary tote bag for your beach reads. Perhaps not. Hopefully you’ve left some space for books due out this month, as this one’s looking like a particularly notable one for new books. It includes the latest from […]
In our morning reading: recommendations from Sarah Gerard, thoughts on Scott McClanahan’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Gerard Nonfiction, Sublevel Debuts, A Scott McClanahan Excerpt, Steve Himmer, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Sarah Gerard, an excerpt from Scott McClanahan’s next book, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Ann Patchett, Nisi Shawl’s Latest, Matthew Salesses on Revision, Scott McClanahan, and More
In our Monday reading: interviews with Ann Patchett and Scott McClanahan, thoughts on books by Nisi Shawl and Adam Fitzgerald, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Margaret Wappler, Stephen Graham Jones Interviewed, Inside Trans-Pecos, Ted Chiang, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Margaret Wappler’s new novel, interviews with Ted Chiang and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alejandro Zambra Interviewed, Claire-Louise Bennett, Walter Mosley’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking books with Alejandro Zambra and Dexter Palmer, talking comics and music with Scott McClanahan, and more.