Q&A: Reading With Leslie Brody

On your nightstand now: 

Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi, Emma Goldman’s Living My LifeA Chill in the Air by Iris Origo. I am writing this in the midst of the pandemic in October 2020, in California where wildfires rage and where the chill in the air portends a frazzling democracy. The nonfiction books I’m reading are about resisting fascism. I admire Moody and Goldman for their great minds and courage under stress. Also, in the pile are novels by authors known for charm and wit and a touch of malice, Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark, The Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald and I’ll Be Leaving You Always by Sandra Scoppettone. Read more…