Epstein's latest novel is HEAR.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m currently reading Mary Gaitskill’s Veronica. Gaitskill’s new novel, The Mare, was published in November and I’d been embarrassed that I hadn’t read anything of hers before. I’m halfway through Veronica at this point and I’m stunned by the Gaitskill’s virtuosity. She seamlessly weaves story threads from various periods of the main character’s life paragraph by paragraph, and we voyeuristically follow our heroine through her youth and beauty, age and illness, restlessness and despair.Visit Robin Epstein's website.
Because I like to alternate between fiction and nonfiction I read Elmira Bayrasli’s From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places before that. Bayrasli’s smart analysis shows that life is being made better by entrepreneurs in places like Turkey, Pakistan and Nigeria. The author argues that true innovation is taking place outside Silicon Valley at this point because it’s these far flung entrepreneurs who are focused on making a difference in people’s lives. Whereas that was once true for their California counterparts, today Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seem most concerned with making life more comfortable for the wealthy, e.g. Uber, HotelTonight, Giftly. I found it a truly fascinating and important read.
The Page 69 Test: HEAR.
My Book, The Movie: HEAR.