This week on The Reading Life: We check in with that wonderful comic novelist Mark Childress (Crazy in Alabama), who has a new book, What It Means to Miss New Orleans: Three Essays After Katrina.
We’ll also talk with founder Vera Warren Williams and manager "Mama" Jennifer Turner of Community Book Center, which is celebrating 30 years in business with Home Fest, July 5-7. That makes it one of the oldest African-American bookstores in the country. What an amazing achievement! And Susan will have some thoughts about the pleasures of summer reading.