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Literary Sara

What I've been reading on the trolley. 

Currently reading

Salt Fish Girl: A Novel
Larissa Lai
A Place of Greater Safety
Hilary Mantel
Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
Moby Dick: or, the White Whale
Herman Melville
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki

Beautiful, sweeping, elegiac. As in My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki seamlessly weaves together the parallel journeys of women an ocean apart, giving them each the painful specificity of their own geographies and struggles, but allowing the universality of their experiences to shine through (and reflect off of the centuries-old literature she cites). A Tale takes a definitive magicky turn, but by the time it happens, you're rooting for it.