What Makes a Book Real?

Salon recently published an article titled “Jennifer Weiner was right: What’s the difference between “chick lit” and literary fiction?”  While this piece is in part about chick-lit, the overarching question in the article is about legitimacy– or what makes a book “good” and “literary.” This article reminded me of a passage in Cheryl Strayed’s Wild about what constitutes a “real … Continue reading What Makes a Book Real?