Lisa Gornick and Rebecca Makkai spoke about their respective books, Louisa Meets Bear and Music for Wartime,at Politics & Prose on Friday, July 10, 2015.
In her third book of fiction, Louisa Meets Bear, Gornick, a psychoanalyst and award-winning author of Tinderbox and A Private Sorcery, uses interlinked stories to trace the fate of the unlikely eponymous couple. Ranging in time from 1961 to 2009, and in space from New York to San Francisco to Venice, the episodes offer glimpses of different families and relationships, which serve to complicate and enrich the reader’s view of the protagonists. Makkai's first collection, Music for Wartime, homes in on moments when ordinary private lives intersect with larger, public events, such as a recital of folk songs in a doomed village, or a producer’s manipulation of a romance between participants in a reality show.
(This book cannot be returned.)