Just heard about Julie Orringer’s first novel The Invisible Bridge which came out this month. Sounds fantastic. I loved her collection of short stories, How to Breathe Underwater.

Just ordered Adam Thirwell’s The Delighted States and Hermione’s Lee’s Body Parts. It seems I’m craving some good literary chit-chat.

Just started Ella Maillart’s La Voie Cruelle about her road trip from Switzerland to Afghanistan in 1939 with her friend Christina (Anne-Marie Schwarzenbach, who was fighting a nasty drug addiction). Two women camping along the side of the road at such a time period and completely unchaperoned…makes for a great read.

Just finished chapter one of Sten Nadolny’s The Discovery of Slowness. Love the texture of the writing, love the perspective.