Currently reading – A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion. Born in 1934, Didion has been a reporter, novelist, and memoirist. She is best known for her memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, about the deaths of her husband and daughter. This is a novel.
Currently reading – Coyote, by Colin Winnette. Winnette is an American writer and the author of six books of fiction. I got this book free when I submitted to a short fiction contest, so I figured I’d read it.
Currently reading – Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson is an African-American writer born in 1963. She mostly writes children’s books and YA fiction, but this is an adult novel.
Currently reading – Omeros by Derek Walcott. Born in 1930, Sir Derek Alton Walcott was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He won the Nobel Prize in 1992 and died in 2017. This book is an 8,000 line epic poem mixing a critique of colonialism with classical myth.
Currently reading – Quarrel & Quandary, by Cynthia Ozick. Ozick is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist born in 1928. This book of essays is most famous for her piece criticizing the commodification of Anne Frank.
Currently reading – The Actual, by Saul Bellow. Bellow was a Canadian-American writer born in 1915 and awarded the Nobel Prize in 1976. He died in 2005. This slim novella is about a late life romance.
Currently reading – Painting Their Portraits in Winter, by Myriam Gurba. Gurba is a young Mexican-American writer born in Santa Maria, CA. This is a collection of short stories.