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By the Book: Ruth Reichl

May 02, 2019 - The New York Times

The food writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “Save Me the Plums” was 10 when she read Henry Miller. “If it’s over her head, she simply won’t understand it,” her mother said.

What books are on your nightstand?

At the moment there’s a great pile of books by friends and colleagues that are just about to see the light of day. I have, of course, promised to read them all yesterday. They include Monique Truong’s wonderful “The Sweetest Fruits”; Jeff Gordinie...