LA Times Lists Writer in Residence Jenny Offill’s Novel Weather as One of Its “10 Best Books of 2020”

Writer in Residence Jenny Offill, Knopf / Emily Tobey

“In Weather, a librarian named Lizzie is burdened with the torrent of information she keeps getting about our doomed planet,” writes Hillary Kelly. “She slips into what Offill calls ‘a kind of twilight knowledge’ and confronts her with the fact that flooded New York streets and barren apple trees are not a possibility, but a certainty. The weather is not a comfort or a small package of wishes for a healthy planet – it is a meticulously constructed (often comical, sometimes desolate) complaint to our ancient ways of thinking. “

Jenny Offill’s weather was recognized by several publications at the end of the year. For further reading:
The Washington Post, “50 Notable Novels in 2020”
The Observer, “Books That Made 2020 Bearable: A Reading List For An Unusual Year”
The Guardian, “Best Fiction of 2020”

Full story in the Los Angeles Times

Post Date: 01-05-2021

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