December 15, 2013

Why I Read

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The Serious Pleasure of Books
Wendy Lesser

The founder and editor of the literary magazine The Threepenny Review draws on a lifetime of reading and decades of editing to describe a life in literature. Lesser discusses authors and explores not just literary fiction and short stories, but mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs to answer the question: “Why read at all?” Book lovers and reading groups will also enjoy her list of “A Hundred Books to Read for Pleasure.”