Current and upcoming reading
Here’s some of what’s on my night-table right now. While these books are all distinct—different genres, different writers, and I know this looks like kind of a crazy stack—I like to imagine them in conversation with one another.
—The Good Housekeeping Book of Short Stories (spotted in someone else’s IG post, and ordered one for myself). This is the British GH, not American.
—Sarah Penner’s forthcoming debut novel The Lost Apothecary, out in early March (an 18th C. female apothecary, poison, dual timelines).
—Nancy Johnson’s acclaimed debut, The Kindest Lie, out this month (main character Ruth, a high-achieving Black woman in her mid-30s, is driven to confront her own past, returning to her depressed hometown to do so. Incisive on race, class, and family secrets.)
—Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women, a group biography of the midcentury artists Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell.
— Sue Miller’s latest novel, Monogamy. The story of a marriage, Annie and Graham.
—Julia Cameron’s The Listening Path. New book from author of The Artist’s Way.
What are you reading?