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This is the first time that I have the honor of curating the Essential Reading list. This month our editors and columnists are reflecting upon the theme of Solitude.
This month, our editors (and a columnist!) are ruminating specifically on the theme of Beauty: the physical, human kind, but also the kind of beauty that takes us out of ourselves.
Any idea that comes to me seems trivial and boring. Why can’t I come up with a single original idea? And who would want to read what I write anyway? I stare across the table at my eldest daughter, to whom ideas come easily.
Stacey Loscalzo wants to write, tries to write and, at first, can’t write. Many of us can identify with the writer’s block out of which her essay, Writing Together, arises.
There’s still another month of summer reading ahead! If you’ve already reached the bottom of your beach bag, our editors have some exciting suggestions for replenishing it.
Every good book can be an occasion for discovery—and the same might be said even for many of the rotten ones.