And otherwise all you can do is watch Taylor Swift on TikTok
Very much here for the Taylor Treatise!
Roddy Doyle's A Greyhound of a Girl. It's a YA novel, but like all the best YA novels, it really doesn't matter how old you are. One of my all-time favorite stories. And in Taylor news, played chauffeur to my daughter and 4 friends to the rainiest of all rainy shows at Gillette on Saturday night. They wore ponchos over their fabulous outfits and spend 6 and half hours out in the rain, much of the time a full on downpour. Every bit of them was soaked and they all poured water out of their shoes as they climbed into the car and they were so very, very happy. They'd do it all again in a heartbeat. Taylor gave them a great show, an utterly uncomplicated feeling of joy, and memories they'll cherish. She's got my vote.
‘Foster’ by Claire Keegan!
Your newsletters bring me such joy - thank you very much <3
Grayson by Lynne Cox is an absolutely enthralling short memoir. When the writer was 17, she was swimming before dawn far out in the ocean (! Yes, a regular practice for the long-distance swimmer and such a terrifying concept to me) when she encountered a baby whale that had lost his mom. This is the story of how she tried to reunite them. In the open ocean. Did I mention it was pre-dawn?
I wouldn’t mind the Taylor treatise, but I’m having a very difficult time separating the artist from the person and that she’s allegedly dating someone who is racist, misogynistic and anti-Semitic. I have tickets to see her in July and I’m very turned off right now.🤷♀️
The Year of Magical Thinking- Joan Didion.
Keen for the Taylor Treatise! I can also recommend The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante as a great short book. Zip zip!
Yes please to Taylor Treatise, I’m likewise obsessed. What I remember from Mrs. Caliban, in addition to the sext alien guy, is his love of avocados.
Hurrah for a new Ann Patchett!!!
A Month in the Country, by J.L. Carr.
The book is older, but was reissued in 2010, when Natasha Tripney wrote this in the Guardian:
“ Slim as it is, this is a tender and elegant novel that seemingly effortlessly weaves several strands together. Carr has a knack for bringing certain scenes into sudden, sharp focus, rather as waves lift forgotten things to the surface. He writes with particular precision and admiration about the joys of skilled men going about their business. He also subtly evokes lost rural customs and ways of living that, even at the time, had begun to fade from view: cart rides and seed cake and honey-thick accents that had not yet been filed down by mass communication.”
A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr is a short book published by NYRB which I loved.
Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang, short and poignant!
YES PLEASE TO TAYLOR CONTENT
ALL IN on the Taylor Treatise! I'll be at her Denver show in July so have been avoiding most of the online concert content, but of course I want to know your thoughts - the good AND the bad, if there is any ;-)
All in for the Taylor Treatise. I love her so much.
Would love a Taylor treatise!