25 Feb

A friend turned me onto the New York Public Library last year and it’s so convenient! Everything can be done online: You can search the catalog, reserve a book and request delivery to any branch in the city—for free. My latest “borrowing” is Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, which is set in 1970s Brooklyn and spans two decades. It’s the story of two motherless boys—one white and one black—and how their friendship changes over time.  I’m only about 100 pages in but am loving the characters, descriptions of NYC and exploration of race, gentrification, music.

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