As a Child, Andrea Barrett Was Drawn to Books for Grown-Ups

From a New York Times By the Book interview with Andrea Barrett:

A mishmash of pleasure reading — “Passing,” by Nella Larsen, “Second Place,” by Rachel Cusk, “The Book of Form and Emptiness,” by Ruth Ozeki, “Trust,” by Hernan Diaz, “An Immense World,” by Ed Yong — and books for a possible essay related to Dorothy Wordsworth: Dorothy’s “The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals.” “Home at Grasmere” (extracts from her journal interleaved with William’s poems), edited by Colette Clark. Frances Wilson’s “The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life.” Stanley Plumly’s remarkable “The Immortal Evening” and also his “Posthumous Keats.”