Every category of the Oscars feels like the race of his or her life, to the person who’s nominated in that category. But there’s no denying that the Best Picture is the horse race of the annual contest. It’s the big film that makes producers and studios race to copycat (just the way publishers try to recreate a bestseller in the mold of any previous bestseller). We’re sure you’ll enjoy watching this year’s awards show on Sunday night, but we really hope that some of these successful Best Picture–winning films have you reading more books.
Hecht debuts with stories woven from seemingly uneventful threads of life that are made as funny, compelling, and rewarding as a reader ever could wish. The nine pieces' narrator is in her early 40s, married, childless, a sometime resident of New York City now living in East Hampton and summering in Nantucket.Read full book review >