Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity
Presented by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books / FSG
The stager had just spent a week rummaging in my attic and rearranging the pictures on my walls, and this seemed a rich setup: What if this woman had known me in some meaningful context, had known secrets about my family, or had held some sort of grudge? And what if I had been unaware that she was even in my house?
Summer’s End Giveaway: What better way to celebrate cooler days than by giving away dozens of books to our lucky winners?
It’s difficult to say when I first read it, because it’s hard to separate the real and the reconstituted memory. One image remains: the butchery at the skating rink, and the feeling that the book belonged to a tradition of novels about love in which the loved one is lost.