“Every time I write a new novel about something sombre and sobering and terrible I think, ‘oh Lord, they’re not going to want to go here’. But they do. Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that’s brave. I never get over being thankful for that – for the courage of my readers.” —Barbara Kingsolver on writing.
Barbara Kingsolver and Bonnie Jo Campbell read at 92Y on Nov 12.