'American Gods' and 'Lincoln in the Bardo': What Book Is in Your Bag?

On a blustery Monday at the Creative Writers House, we asked Rivka Galchen's fiction workshop to answer one question: What book(s) are you currently carrying in your bag?

The answers were wonderfully diverse, ranging from assigned class readings and book club selections, to the new George Saunders and even Dr. Seuss. What are you currently reading?

Katie Bockino — American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Lisa Gerard — The Same Door by John Updike

Lindsey Skillen — The Bathroom by Jean-Philippe Toussaint for Zadie's class and my Kindle: All Books Known to Man

Caroline Goldstein — Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

Jessica Ramirez — Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Alyssa diPierro — "Swann's Way" by Marcel Proust

Brittany Shutts — Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Megan Swenson — Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


Andrea Boerem — Children of the New World by Assia Djebar

Hallie Newton — Daisy Miller by Henry James

Tess Gunty — The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson

Hannah Gilham — The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck

Rivka Galchen— What is Life by E. Schrödinger
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
ABC of Relativity by Bertard Russell
Oh! The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes             

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