Indie rocker Tim Kinsella’s sophomore novel is a lively study of character actress Laurie Bird, whose memorable turns in the films of Woody Allen and Monte Hellman are unforgettable to fans, and a revelation to newcomers.
June 29: On this day in 1613 flames destroyed the Globe playhouse, where Shakespeare was not only playwright but part owner.
June 28: P. G. Wodehouse made the first of his infamous “Berlin Broadcasts” on this day in 1941.
The novelist’s short fiction could prove as immersive as her award-winning longer works.
June 27: On this day in 1928 Sylvia Beach hosted a dinner party so that F. Scott Fitzgerald, who “worshipped James Joyce, but was afraid to approach him,” might do so.