Here’s a shelfie of a giant crackling bookshelf we got in Beijing and have moved around the world. I love this shelf and its contents (which seem eclectic at first look, maybe because they represent so many different moments of reading and thinking and romance and our lovely kids!). This shelf holds all the plays my husband has written, my own novels and memoir; graphic novels and baby books our girls wrote and drew up over the years and some of our favorite kids’ books by others – Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel; big delicious anthologies of poetry, short fiction, feminist writing, and Chinese literature; all of Gwendolyn Brooks’; Anne Carson’s; James Baldwin’s; Alice Munro’s; Allison Bechdel’s; and Anna Akhmatova’s books. You can see Colson Whitehead’s fantastic epic The Underground Railroad in this picture, and also Gene Luen Yang (and Lark Pien’s) Boxers and Saints, which are some of our favorites, too.
- One (1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of Someday We Will Fly, a beautiful Classic Style Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Metal Stainless Bookmark, and a wooden bookmark hand-selected in Shanghai
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