“The author, most recently, of “The Escape” was a library rat growing up: “Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas.” “
“What books are currently on your night stand?
You mean on the floor? I have so many books that I have to stack them on the floor. At the top is “The Woman Who Died a Lot,” by Jasper Fforde. Also in the stack are Raffaella Barker’s “From a Distance” and Helen Rappaport’s “Four Sisters.” I met both of these wonderful writers while I was in England on a book tour. Not only are their works incredible, but sharing their company and hearing their personal stories was equally wonderful.”