Minneapolis, MN -- Downtown -- August 6, 2007

Reading The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It reminds her of Chekhov for it's discussion of family, for the gossip, intrigue, the social status importance. It's a romance, not like Crime and Punishment and Notes from Underground that she had read before and liked so much. Thirty years after he wrote those two, he wrote this one and, she said, he's mellowed. So, she's been struggling through the book for over a month, reading Kite Runner and the NY Times Magazine and The New Yorker to break it up.

A book she recommends--The Bluest Eye by Tony Morrison. It's one of her favorites.

Her own book? It'd be about city life.

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