Sun., May 3rd, 2020 • 4:00pm PT• Live • Online
In conversation with Kathryn Belden
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Thank you to all those who joined in today from near and far.
It was wonderful for me to have a conversation with two people who I admire greatly—the amazing Elaine Petrocelli and the thoughtful Kathy Belden.
For the epigraph for Howard’s End, E.M. Forster wrote, Only connect. These words seem more important and more vital than ever. As I think about these strange times, I’m heartened and encouraged by the endurance of women like Elaine and Kathy to meet difficulties, to persist, to keep life regular life going for all of us, and to help us connect.
These characteristics are reflected in the books I love and that I’ve been reading.
- Your House Will Pay: A Novel by Steph Cha
- Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
- The Black Echo (A Harry Bosch Novel #1) by Michael Connelly
- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
- My Antonia by Willa Cather
- O Pioneers! By Willa Cather
- The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
- The Color of Air: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama (coming in July 2020)
We didn’t have a chance to talk about this, but for comfort I’ve also been rereading some of my favorite books from childhood:
- The Jungle Book (Puffin Classics) by Rudyard Kipling
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott