Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Book Your Stocking with Donna Miscolta

Book Your Stocking 2021

 Book Your Stocking: Day 14

Thanks for returning to Book Your Stocking, the somewhat-annual advent of books wherein avid readers recommend books for your stocking or sock drawer.

I'm not only happy to welcome Donna Miscolta to today's session, but also grateful that she continues to accept my invitations to share her thoughts on here. 

If you missed a session or would like to see more of Donna's past recommendations, visit http://www.erinpringle.com/p/book-your-stocking.html


Recommendation: Inter State by José Vadi

Why: In these wry, intelligent essays, Vadi chronicles the changes in his beloved home state from the time his grandfather followed the crops as a California migrant worker, through the tech boom, high-speed rail development, wildfires, and the pandemic and the resulting gentrification, ghost towns, homelessness, and his own sense of displacement.


About today’s reader: Donna Miscolta is the author of three books of fiction, the most recent of which, Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories, won the International Latino Book Award Gold Medal for Best Collection of Stories and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. www.donnamiscolta.com

Donna Miscolta, photo by Meryl Schenker