A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN is George Saunders' exploration in to why readers stay immersed in a story and why they resist. Included are short stories by Checkhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy and Gogol. This book is a special gift for those who love fiction, and will certainly add to the pleasure of upcoming book selections.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by George Saunders on a page bound into the book. It is a new, unread, unopened first edition that comes with the publisher's "Signed Copy" on the jacket. Published in January, 2021 by Random House, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
GEORGE SAUNDERS (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is on Time's list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. In addition to his numerous writing awards, he's at the top of the Booksmith's list of the nicest and most generous big-time writers in the world. Thank you George Saunders for signing our books.
THIS VIDEO (TOP) was taken at the store on February 21, 2017 as George Saunders read from Lincoln in the Bardo along with writers Patti Callahan Henry, Don Keith, Kerry Madden and Robert McCammon.
THIS VIDEO (BOTTOM) is an episode shown on the Public Broadcasting System author interview show BOOKMARK hosted by Emmy Award winner, Don Noble. It was shot at the store on February 21, 2017.