“Because I just moved back to NYC and have four kids in new schools, my reading life has, to my chagrin, been much interrupted. Still I found time for Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill, which was the perfect format, with its perfectly observed, stream-of-thought passages that add up to a gorgeous, wry meditation on motherhood and marriage. Also reading an advance copy of Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, a great, witty tale about an eccentric writer in L.A. and the assistant dispatched to babysit her son while she finishes her book.”
Janice Y.K. Lee, author of The Expatriates
Lee appears at 8 p.m. Thursday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.