Nightstand Reads: Debut novelist Laurie Frankel shares her summer reading

We’re excited  about novelist Laurie Frankel’s debut novel, The Atlas of Love, the story of a young single graduate student in Seattle who becomes pregnant and with the help of friends raises her baby, Atlas. Library Journal said, “Frankel’s debut is a wonderful literary treat that offers a fresh twist on the modern family.” Laurie, who lives in the Central District and makes frequent trips to the Capitol Hill Branch, graciously shared her nightstand reading pile with us:

Currently Reading:
Away by Amy Bloom
Awesome — beautiful writing, great characters, epic and sprawling and with a surprise (at least to me) section set right in Pioneer Square

Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories, edited by James Thomas, Denise Thomas and Tom Hazuka
If you’ve never sampled flash fiction, I highly recommend it, especially for bus riders with motion sickness, parents of toddlers, cookers of dishes which need attention but also to simmer, and others who require bite-sized, Continue reading “Nightstand Reads: Debut novelist Laurie Frankel shares her summer reading”