What We’ve Been Reading


I just finished The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore, it’s a simple story with complicated themes… a good book for Midwestern girls in particular.

And, I FINALLY finally read The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, and was not disappointed. It reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird, set in the Eighties, and sassier. It was her follow-up to The Secret History (hits the spot for a wintry New England prep school thriller). The Little Friend is about Harriet Dufressnes, a seventh grader–going on eighth–spending her summer holding her breath at the pool, and investigating her brother’s unsolved murder, which she witnessed as a toddler.


Dustin Nelson Dustin Luke Nelson

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection "in the office hours of the polar vortex" (Robocup, 2015) and the chapbook "Abraham Lincoln" (Mondo Bummer, 2013). His 90-minute performance film "STRIKE TWO" debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece "Applause" debuted at the Walker Art Center's Open Field in June. His poems have or will appear in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Fence Magazine, Paper Darts, Opium, 3:AM, the Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. His digital self is housed at dustinlukenelson.com.

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