Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity
Presented by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books / FSG
In her wildly inventive debut novel, Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical Lapérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two frigates, more than two hundred men, and overblown Enlightenment ideals and expectations, in a brave attempt to circumnavigate the globe for science and the glory of France.
It was a great pleasure to get to bend the ear of sophomore novelist Karen Olsson for her new book, All the Houses. From the unique pleasures of longform to the exact ratio of stick-to-itiveness and megalomania necessary for writing, Karen had a lot of intriguing things to say!
When the documentary filmmaker Alex Mar set out to report on the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, she found herself drawn into a world that defies stereotype. Witches of America retraces Mar’s five-year trip into the occult.