Kate Christensen http://nwpr.org en 'Blue Plate Special': A Generous Helping Of Life http://nwpr.org/post/blue-plate-special-generous-helping-life When novelist Kate Christensen was just a toddler, she witnessed her father beating her mother. It was a scene that would haunt Christensen for decades.<p>And so it's with a description of that morning that she chooses to begin her memoir <em>Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:47:00 +0000 editor 30727 at http://nwpr.org 'Blue Plate Special': A Generous Helping Of Life What's Eating Her? A Writer Meditates On Food And Loneliness http://nwpr.org/post/whats-eating-her-writer-meditates-food-and-loneliness These days, it's often noted that food has displaced art, sport and even sex as the literary mind's propulsive muse. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Maria Russo 30664 at http://nwpr.org What's Eating Her? A Writer Meditates On Food And Loneliness Sneak Preview: 5 Books To Look Forward To This Summer http://nwpr.org/post/sneak-preview-5-books-look-forward-summer My summer reading preferences are so particular they have, at times, stopped me from reading at all. I need a romance for a train trip — for obvious reasons. When it's hot, I prefer something with no climate congruence at all; I've never enjoyed <em>Anna Karenina</em> so much as I did on the beach (that romance is a train exception — er ... for obvious reasons). When I'm on a plane trip, I like a passel of good young-adult novels, filled with cliffhangers, reversals and quick emotion. It's a mood makeover in flight. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:54:00 +0000 Barrie Hardymon 29086 at http://nwpr.org Sneak Preview: 5 Books To Look Forward To This Summer