This is the book that Rory reads while she thinks she’s waiting for The Franklin meeting to start.
Dawn Powell (1896-1965) was an award-winning American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and short story writer. Known for her acid-tongued prose, her work was highly praised, and Powell was a friend and colleague to many of the leading lights of the New York literary scene. She fell into obscurity, but interest in her was revived in 1987 when Gore Vidal praised her in an editorial in The New York Review of Books. This selection of her letters was edited by Tim Page, and published in 1999.