Classics Club Spin #17 Result!

classicsclubToday 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?



12 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #17 Result!

  1. I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think of this one. I loved The Visitor and have been meaning to read more of her stuff ever since. Hope you enjoy it! And since it’s quite short, you could join me in a Gone with the Wind readalong… 😉

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