I’m reading a novel by Frances Sherwood called Green, which I really love. It’s like a picante sauce — it’s really sharp and refreshing and stays with you. It’s just wonderful. And I’ve just begun Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of the Sundarbans, by Sy Montgomery, which I’m reading because the language is as lush as the landscape, a mangrove swamp along the border of India and Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal. It’s a place where tigers eat men, and I especially like that the relationship between the tigers and the men is one of respect rather than outright fear. There’s a lot of magic around the tigers. I like magic, and I like tigers, so I’m set.
Elizabeth Berg’s most recent novel is Range of Motion.