Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Barbara Gowdy in the house

Novelist Barbara Gowdy certainly isn't known for writing "domestic" dramas, but you can hear the kitchen sink in her reading for AuthorsAloud. Well, that's not entirely accurate. It's closer to say you can hear the kitchen tiles in their echo, and the dogs in the background, and, at a certain point, the hum of a nearby refrigerator. Barbara graciously invited us into her home a few days ago to record a reading for AuthorsAloud from her newest novel, Helpless. And she handled the various distractions and challenges of a home recording session with the élan and humor of a seasoned pro.

It's an exquisite reading, from a wonderful novel. Go to it now, hang out in Barbara's kitchen, and eat it up.

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