“I’m the sort of reader who likes to have three or four books going at once—here’s what’s in the mix for me right now.”
Like many Americans, I’m trying to understand the events of January 6 and how to place them in a historical and cultural context. That’s what inspired me to pick this up.
For similar reasons, and because I am a journalist who has been preoccupied with the rise of conspiracism for most of my career, I am also reading The Great Fear of 1789: Rural Panic in Revolutionary France, written nearly 100 years ago by Georges Lefebvre.
I read poetry constantly, and I’ve been slowly working my way through Linda Gregg’s various collections, most recently The Sacraments of Desire. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
by Min Jin Lee
Everyone raved about this novel, so I finally picked it up, and now I can see why.