What are you reading now?

 
Fred Milkie Jr.

“I'm in the middle of reading Alice Munro’s Dear Life. I have read and admired every one of her short story collections. She is such a master observer of human nature and so skilled in the short story form that in a single story she gives the reader the impression of having just read an entire novel about the characters’ lives. As a writer, I am constantly learning from her and of course celebrated with the rest of the world when she won the Nobel Prize.”

Robin Oliveira, author of I Always Loved You

Oliveira appears at 8 p.m. Friday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

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