Jennie says, “I have books by Richard Russo, Sue Miller, Ian McEwan (Amsterdam and Saturday), Joyce Carol Oates (The Falls), and all of Edith Wharton. I go back to Stegner and Carol Shields, Anne Tyler, Colm Toibin. And Revolutionary Road.
Right now I am reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Next to the bed is Home by her as well. I am also reading The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton. Other books ‘in the queue’ are World’s End by T.C. Boyle, America America by Ethan Canin, In Between the Sheets and The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan, Man in the Woods by Scott Spencer, The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato, and “Ballistics,” poems by Billy Collins. Oh, and I just ordered another Iowa classmate, Mike Harris’ new book, The Chieu Hoi Saloon. Looking forward to it.”