In our morning reading: interviews with John Hornor Jacobs and Melissa Wiley, thoughts on María Fernanda Ampuero’s short stories, and more.
And now we’re in the month of September. Hello, September. From our space, it seems like the summer is beginning to abate somewhat — or at least it’s moved out of the “brutally hot and humid” camp. So if you’re looking for books to bridge the gap between summer reads and something cozier, here are a couple of suggestions.
Weekend Bites: Jessie Chaffee, Joanna Walsh Nonfiction, Alexandra Kleeman, Kate Millett Remembered, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Jessie Chaffee and Alexandra Kleeman, fiction by Gabriel Blackwell, and more.
Fruitless Forest by Melissa Wiley Freddy stood behind our piano with his mouth hanging open. His face was leaning into a picture I had painted, one of a little girl seated among brown fire rising from frame’s bottom. Her cheeks were the same pale lemon as the paint tipping the flames behind her. She kept her eyes closed, impassive, never seeming to notice the conflagration.