Book club countdown

I’m working today to finalize a schedule for our summer book club discussion of Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City. We’ll most likely commence at the start of next week. (I think I said that last week, but I really mean it this time.) Meanwhile, a few...

Mapping Chronic City

It’s not too late to pick up or re-read a copy of Chronic City for our first ever PWHNY summer book club. We’ll run some extended posts and host discussion a couple weeks from now. In the meantime, here’s another link to a piece I found useful the...

Perkus Tooth

For me, one of the pleasures of reading Chronic City is something that probably drives other people batty: trying to figure out which characters, plot points, settings, and passing details have a real-world referent. I’ll have more to say, I’m sure, about...

We’re on: Chronic City summer book club

Okay, so as attentive readers no doubt know by now, we’re in for some big changes around here in the coming year. The biggest has to do with Cyrus’s temporary relocation to Abu Dhabi, where he will be on faculty (and has been, for the last year, an...