A couple of the questions and answers:
What books are currently on your bedside table?
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier, a Val McDermid mystery, and my friend Mark Doty’s Dog Years.
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What book changed your life?
Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, which I read as a girl and so identified with Sydney Carton.
Read the entire Q & A.
Amy Bloom is the author of two collections of short stories and two novels. She has been nominated for a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.
Her third novel, Away, is released this month.