Recently I asked Luce about what she was reading. Her reply:
One book I read recently that I won't soon forget is Odie Lindsey's We Come to our Senses. You could call these war stories, but that would be selling them short. Lindsey writes about female veterans, closeted soldiers, and the dark side of combat and coming home. The stories will claw at your heart, as they are full of deep-black humor and intelligent, unusual observations. For anyone who likes Vonnegut, this is a must-read.Visit Kelly Luce's website.
The other unforgettable, one-of-a-kind book I read recently is a novel by the Icelandic writer Sjón. It's called Moonstone, the Boy Who Never Was. It's a lyrical, spare, story about volcanoes and love and mystery by one of Iceland's greatest literary celebrities. I try to make sure every third or fourth book I read is in translation. It's important, now more than ever, to expose ourselves to other cultures and viewpoints and aesthetics. I found that the world became a lot fuller when I stopped limiting myself to books written in English or published only in the U.S. or UK.