Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity
Presented by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books / FSG
Among the great privileges of touring this year was encountering so many wonderful independent bookstores across the United States. Wherever I went, one thing remained constant: A passion for books that expressed itself in creative and unique ways.
My father also learnt how to cure mole skins, pinning them to the underside of his school desk lid to dry out. (It might have also helped discourage people from borrowing his pencils.)
Because Shelly Oria grew up in Israel, writing in English did not immediately feel natural.After several years in extremis, she has come to learn that “crutch” and “crotch” are different, and has produced one of the most vibrant debut collections of the year.