Book Keeping: A Reader's Community

Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity

Presented by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books / FSG

  • The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • Wray splash large
  • Save Room for Pie by Roy Blount Jr.
  • Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

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Original thoughts on books and reading by the authors you know and love.

  • Miroslav Penkov’s debut novel, Stork Mountain, is full of “strange and vertiginous language.” It was with great pleasure that we asked him about the Balkan lineage of his book and what he’s reading lately.

  • Molly Bergman moved to California, and it broke her mother’s heart. There are daughters who spend their lives trying to escape their mothers, who move to their particular California the minute they’re able to, who never stop moving to California.

  • Henry Forge and his daughter, Henrietta, are the heirs to one of Kentucky’s oldest and richest families. According to Forge family mythology, their lineage can be traced back to the white settlers who first crossed the Cumberland Gap in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War.

  • “You uncover a place in the scent of a dish, more absolutely than in a thousand words.”

    Jason Goodwin

  • “One day a tiger cub will crawl out of my Amazon box."

    Heather O'Neill

  • “Disable one-click before consuming alcohol. You know what I mean. Oh, yes, you do.”

    Louise Doughty

  • “All my personal writing goes back to Montaigne. ”

    Phyllis Rose

  • “Music came to me in a spotty, haphazard and completely disjointed way, and it wasn’t until I started writing a novel that begins in 1966, that I found I had suddenly tapped into one of the richest veins in American music.”

    Elizabeth Crook