Hurston was wired by Lippincott stating they wanted to publisher her book. She explains her reaction: “I never expect to have a greater thrill than that wire gave me. You know the feeling when you found your first pubic hair? Greater than that.”
Adichie’s first piece of advice was step 1, throw away the weave.
McDermott’s collection is full of surprises, rich storytelling, and hard-to-forget characters.