In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Tanwi Nandini Islam, Jason Diamond interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jillian Mapes wrote about Adele, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jacqueline Woodson Interviewed, Margaret Eby on Harper Lee, J.M. Ledgard’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: catching up with Jacqueline Woodson, an excerpt from Margaret Eby’s book focusing on Harper Lee, reviews of books by J.M. Ledgard and Kristin Hersh, and more.
#tobyreads: Anatomies of Modern Conflict: J.M. Ledgard, Masha Hamilton, and Aleksander Hemon on War and its Effects
Books of conflict, of war, of nations uprooted and the aftermath of that uprooting. That’s what was on my mind with this week’s three selections: two novels with decidedly contemporary settings, and one collection of essays wherein the memory of war, and of geographic displacement, is never far below the surface. It’s a weighty selection of subjects, but one to which all three of these do justice.