"The second best quality Diane Johnson has as a writer is that she’s so smart. Her first best quality — and one that’s far more rare — is that she credits her audience with being smart, too. Whether she’s writing fiction, biography or essays, Johnson lets scenes and conversations speak for themselves, accruing power as they lodge in readers’ minds."
That’s Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan speaking about Diane Johnson and her new memoir, Flyover Lives. Unlike many of her previous books (like Le Divorce and L’Affiare) that take place in Paris, Flyover Lives takes us to Johnson’s roots in the American Midwest.
You can read the review here.
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