Hempel, Amy. At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom. New York: Knopf, 1990.
Soto, Gary. Home Course in Religion. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991.
Elizabeth Evans reads excerpts from her third novel, Rowing in Eden.
Amy Hempel reads from her first two short story collections, Reasons to Live (1985) and At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom (1990). She opens by reading Jack Gilbert's poem "Hunger," which she describes as being taped above her typewriter for "years and years."
In this reading, originally given with Beth Alvarado, Aurelie Sheehan shares excerpts from the novel History Lessons for Girls (2006), as well as a work in progress called One Hundred Histories.
Lydia Millet reads from a forthcoming short story collection, Fight No More. This reading was originally given with Jenny Offill.