Afternoon Bites: John P. Marquand, bookstore learning, Alexis Smith, and more

At The Portland Mercury, Alison Hallett reviews Alexis Smith’s Glaciers: “…the great thing about Glaciers is that you don’t know Spoke, not really; and you don’t know Isabel, even though you’ve seen 1,000 girls like her before.” Edward Champion on the novels of John P. Marquand. In Tin House, Sonya Chung on learning in bookstores. Diane Duane is holding a fundraiser after someone hacked her bank account. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr. Got tips for Bites?

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