(photo: Marion Ettlinger)
What I look forward to reading this summer—even though it seems summer’s just about over (if July comes this week, can September be far behind?):
C. K. Williams’ meditation on Whitman, plus Whitman himself
Frederick Brown’s For the Soul of France
Joyce Carol Oates’s Little Bird of Heaven
David Malouf’s Ransom
And, if I’m lucky, a little Trollope, though I never know which.
And, of course, the serendipitous finds from a good used bookstore (remember those?).
Brenda Wineapple was a finalist for the 2008 NBCC Award for Biography for White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, which was also a New York Times“Notable Book.” Her other books include Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life. She is the direct of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate School, CUNY.