• The cover of the book The Folded Clock

    The Folded Clock

    In this diary out of sequence, Julavits subverts the childhood urge to record daily events. Entries begin with “Today I” and morph into essays on marriage, academia, motherhood, cocktail parties, Internet shopping, travel, fear of sharks, and so on. Like a collection of linked stories, themes reemerge in smart, unexpected ways.

     
  • The cover of the book What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

    What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

    With a titular nod to Raymond Carver’s story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Murakami delves into another kind of obsession. In this memoir adapted from diary entries, the novelist and runner reveals—among other secrets—his training regimen for a 62-mile ultramarathon. So much for the inert “writer’s life.”