Recently I asked Roe about what he was reading. His reply:
I’m going through one of those fickle phases where I’m reading more than one book, bouncing back and forth, simultaneously enjoying the variety and freedom while also feeling a little weird and unfaithful, like I can’t fully commit.Visit Andrew Roe's website.
So here’s some of what’s currently on my reading rotation: Jonathan Evison’s This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, which will be published in September by my publisher Algonquin Books and chronicles the life of the 79-year-old title character, who re-evaluates her life in the wake of her husband’s death (I wasn’t planning on reading this one yet, but I picked it up this past weekend and couldn’t stop); Sean Wilentz’s Bob Dylan in America, which puts a historical and cultural lens on Dylan and his work, focusing on key points in his decades-long career; and Colson Whitehead’s Zone One, which came out a few years ago but I somehow haven’t managed to read until now, even though Whitehead is one of my favorite writers.
The last book I finished was The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor (another Algonquin author). You might know Pitlor as the series editor for Best American Short Stories, but she’s also an accomplished novelist. The Daylight Marriage is her second novel, and it’s a devastating excavation of a stalled marriage as well as a gripping page-turner. I dare you to read the first chapter and not keep going.
My Book, The Movie: The Miracle Girl.
The Page 69 Test: The Miracle Girl.