Emily Neuberger’s debut novel, A Tender Thing, is the perfect novel for anyone missing live theater, or who loves historical fiction…which, is most of us, I think. It centers on Eleanor, a young ingenue who leaves home to audition in an open casting for her favorite production. She ends up catching the eye of a famous composer, who casts her in the leading role of his new work, “A Tender Thing,” a provocative love story between a white woman and black man, one never before seen on a Broadway stage.
Emily Neuberger shares the books she’s been devouring while at home in quarantine, including the book that makes her feel like she’s crawling inside someone else’s body—it’s a good thing, we swear! Click below to hear her thoughts on her latest reads.