Habits at Home and Abroad: In Conversation with Francesca Giacco, Author of Six Days in Rome
Francesca Giacco's debut novel, Six Days in Rome, chronicles a woman at a crossroads. The book follows an artist named Emilia, whose arrival in Rome ultimately leads her on a journey far beyond the confines of the city. As she navigates heartbreak (new and old), readers join Emilia during ordinary moments that often serve as a backdrop to private ruminations about art, family, memory, love, and identity. This is particularly resonant in Emilia's encounters with John, an American expat she meets one day near Trastevere.
Family Bonds and Habits: In Conversation with Fanny Singer, Author of Always Home
Haunts and Habits: Reflections on I Came All This Way To Meet You by Jami Attenberg
In(habit)ing the World: In Conversation with Cara Blue Adams
In You Never Get It Back, Cara Blue Adams crafts a captivating portrait of life in motion. Across thirteen linked stories, readers get to know Kate Bishop while she grapples with early adulthood. From earthen landscapes to seaside towns, Adams renders vivid backdrops as Kate navigates more complicated, emotional terrains: family tumult, career changes, relationships with partners, friends—herself.
Rest, Remembrance, and Rereading: Reflections on Wintering by Katherine May
Human Habits and Possibilities: Reflections on Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King
(Life)Style Habits: Reflections on Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados
A Quiet Habit of Connection: Reflections on Seek You by Kristen Radtke
Old Desires, Renewed Habits: Reflections on Objects of Desire by Clare Sestanovich
In the seventh installment of this series, Rachel Schwartzmann reflects on Objects of Desire by Clare Sestanovich.
Ordinary Habits, Fanatical Language: In Conversation with Amanda Montell, Author of Cultish
Nourishing a Habit of Love: Reflections on The Book of Difficult Fruit by Kate Lebo
Life’s Ordinary Habits: In Conversation with Rainesford Stauffer, Author of An Ordinary Age
The Art and Habit of Listening: Reflections on Earth’s Wild Music by Kathleen Dean Moore
The Good, The Bad, and The Ordinary Habits: In Conversation with Forsyth Harmon, Author of Justine
Habits with Heart: Reflections on Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad
Ordinary Story is a monthly series by Rachel Schwartzmann that features musings and conversations on one of our favorite ordinary habits: reading. In the first installment, Rachel reflects on Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad.