New York Times: Elizabeth Strout: By the Book

Where and when do you like to read?

For years I did most of my reading on the F train between Brooklyn and Manhattan. … When I travel …  I read as soon as I sit down; it’s very helpful. There’s something about being in the private world of a book that is intensified by the bustle of the “real” world right next to it.

The author of “The Burgess Boys” and “Olive Kitteridge” thinks the president should read Barbara Pym to give him “a few minutes to completely relax.”

"Elizabeth Strout: By the Book"
New York Times Sunday Book Review
March 28, 2013