This week, we talk about passing on a love of reading between generations. Whether reading aloud to each other or quietly side by side, going on bookstore and library visits, or attending author events, there are countless ways to enjoy books together. What are your favorite stories and memories?

We also announce a big giveaway: one year of Open Letter books!

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  • A Horse at Night: On Reading, by Amina Cain
  • Indelicacy, by Amina Cain
  • Stella Maris, by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Passenger, by Cormac McCarthy
  • Gentleman Overboard, by Herbert Clyde Lewis
  • The Story of a Life, by Konstantin Paustovksy, translated by Douglas Smith
  • American Fictionary, by Dubravka Ugresic, translated by Celia Hawkesworth & Ellen Elias-Bursa?
  • Embroidery, by Sigrún Pálsdottir, translated by Lytton Smith
  • The Elusive Moth, by Ingrid Winterbach, translated by Iris Gouws and the Author
  • Ninth Building, by Zou Jingzhi, translated by Jeremy Tiang
  • Death in Spring, by Mercè Rodoreda, translated by Martha Tennent
  • Hurricane Season, by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes
  • Not Even the Dead, by Juan Goméz Bárcena, translated by Katie Whittemore
  • Frontier, by Can Sue, translated by Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping
  • The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
  • Maus, by Art Spiegelman
  • The Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingall’s Wilder
  • Maidenhair, by Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Marian Schwartz
  • Good Men, by Arnon Grunberg, translated by Sam Garrett
  • Natural Causes, by Nina Lykke, translated by B. L. Crook
  • My Marriage, by Jacob Wassermann, translated by Michael Hofmann
  • The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G.B. Edwards
  • Dodge Rose, by Jack Cox
  • Street of Thieves, by Mathias Énard, translated by Charlotte Mandell
  • The Sky Over Lima, by Juan Goméz Bárcena, translated by Andrea Rosenberg
  • The Planets, by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary
  • Light Years, by James Salter
  • Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor (the book Trevor could not remember)
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes, by Christian McKay Heidicker
  • Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry

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