Today The Classics Club Spin number was announced. It was #3, so my book is…
The Long-Winded Lady: Notes from The New Yorker by Maeve Brennan!
This is one I didn’t even have in mind as I mulled over what my spin result might be, so I’m pleasantly surprised. I discovered Irish-born writer Maeve Brennan last year during Reading Ireland Month, thanks to Cathy at 746 Books. I read her novella The Visitor, which was haunting and lovely. (My review here.)
A description from Goodreads: From 1954 to 1981, Maeve Brennan contributed to “The New Yorker’s” “Talk of the Town” department under the pen name “the long-winded lady.” Her unforgettable sketches–prose snapshots of life in the streets, diners, and cheap hotels just off Times Square–are a timeless, bittersweet tribute to what she calls the “most ambitious, most comical…saddest and coldest and most human of cities.”
I always enjoy reading about New York City, and knowing what an intelligent, observant writer Brennan was, I’m sure this will be a good pick.
If you participate in the Spin, what book came up for you?