Her new novel is The Life of Objects.
A few weeks ago I asked Moore what she was reading. Her reply:
I am reading books for a freshman seminar that I teach at Princeton: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, White Noise by Don De Lillo, and a collection of Grimms' fairy tales. The class is called "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Wisdom of Crowds," which is a twist on the 19th century book by Charles Mackay called Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. I am interested in the way that rumors, folk tales and even fiction reflect, mutatis mutandis, whatever is troubling us in our culture.Visit Susanna Moore's website.
When I finish teaching in December, I am going to read Richard Ford's Canada, then a strange and lovely novel about a young American girl in early 20th century Japan, The Ginger Tree, written by Oswald Wynd, and Sharon Olds' new book of poetry.
The Page 69 Test: The Life of Objects.