What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today?

I am currently reading Lan Samantha Chang‘s Hunger, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made so far this year. It’s a short story collection with a novella recommended to me by my friend Sara Finnerty Turgeon. The novella is nothing short of delectable: precise, full-bodied, emotive language. As soon as I’m done, I’m reaching for Kelly Links’s Magic for Beginners.

What book popped for you in 2015?

I really loved Nina Revoyr’s Lost Canyon. It’s not a book that I would ordinarily pick up, but I’m glad that I had the opportunity to discover, read and publicize Nina’s work. She’s interested in my favorite literary themes: community, sexuality, race, environment. I found Lost Canyon to be a beautiful melange of my deepest preoccupations.

See the rest of Kima’s selections here:  http://www.vidaweb.org/vida-reads-with-writers-kima-jones/

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