In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s new novel, new writing by Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Lynn Steger Strong, advice from a Chicago bookstore, and more.
The Hard Small Fact of Men by Lynn Steger Strong I wish he’d held my ankles, pulled my hair. He was twenty-three and still a virgin, had never left the small town where he grew up and would later raise his kids: clichés were all he had. It was summer; I was seventeen and working in Wyoming. They called me jailbait and sent me off with him because he was so sweet and safe and good.
Morning Bites: Valeria Luiselli Interviewed, Lynn Steger Strong Nonfiction, Patti Smith, Genevieve Hudson Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Valeria Luiselli, new writing from Lynn Steger Strong and Genevieve Hudson, and more.
Morning Bites: Can Xue’s Latest, Phil Elverum Interviewed, Paul La Farge, Lynn Steger Strong Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Can Xue, Paul La Farge, and Olivia Laing; an interview with Phil Elverum; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Elif Batuman, Writers on Harassment, Jami Attenberg Interviewed, J. D. Wilkes, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg, Lynn Steger Strong on Joan Didion, and more.
Girl Friends by Lynn Steger Strong We shaved my head out on the roof, not even noticing the hair would fall down to the porch until it did. She noticed; she looked proud later when my roommates got angry. They didn’t like her. We’d made her, she and I, without their knowing, an extra set of keys.
Afternoon Bites: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed, Walter Mosley On Muhammad Ali, Emma Straub, Amie Barrodale’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Lynn Steger Strong, new nonfiction from Walter Mosley and Sara Lippmann, and much more.