Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Robuck's reply:
Currently, I am reading three books, and all have to do with history in some capacity. First, I’m dipping in and out of a gorgeous photo journal called Hemingway's Paris, by Robert Wheeler. Wheeler took the photographs in black and white from Hemingway’s perspective, and wrote a short reflection on each image tying it to Hemingway's fiction and life. I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys photography, Paris, or Hemingway.Learn more about the book and author at Erika Robuck's website and blog.
I’m also reading The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor. I have long admired O’Connor’s southern gothic style, and the way she writes about the grit of humanity while always offering a glimmer of redemption. I have read some of her longer works, but not all of her short fiction. It is a pleasure.
Finally, I just finished Vanessa and Her Sister, a work of historical fiction by Priya Parmar, that to me represents the very best of the genre. The writing is exquisite, the exploration of the intense relationship between Virginia Woolf and her siblings is captivating, and the telling of the story is unique. It is now one of my all-time favorite books.
My Book, the Movie: Hemingway’s Girl.