Tuesday, April 30, 2013

If you’re reading to find friends, you’re in deep trouble. We read to find life, in all its possibilities.

--Claire Messud, talking about anger, the books she loves, and oh, yeah, her latest, The Woman Upstairs.

My copy arrived this afternoon. Can't wait to start.


  1. I'm looking forward to the new Messud, too. It's had good reviews. Look forward to your thoughts.

  2. I'm reading it now. It may become a classic. It's terrific.

  3. I just read a really great, thought-provoking posting regarding this book at my friend Isabella's site. You may be interested in checking it out:


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