An Existential Reading List for Your End Times' Crisisposted on 22 Aug 2017
An Existential Reading List for Your End Times' Crisis by Anne Gisleson
This article has been published on The Literary Hub website. It begins:
My mom belongs to four book clubs, including the Mental Pause Book Club and the Thinking Woman’s Book Club, created in protest of a husband’s all-male Thinking Man’s Book Club. She reads more than anyone I know. When I show up for our weekly breakfast, she’s always seated at the booth early, tunneled into a hardback, and before I can order my coffee has already given me a breathless synopsis. Or a disappointed appraisal, but those are rare. Over huevos rancheros she’ll report on the book club discussions and judgments, the snacks, sigh over the non-readers but mostly delight in the vagaries of book-centered fellowship.