Nearly 2 years ago, “06880” profiled Nina Sankovitch — the Westporter who responded to the death of her sister by reading a book a day for 365 days.
Her next project was writing a book about it. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is a moving account of that year. It’s a memoir about death and grieving — but also about living, and the kind of robust life books can provide.
Referring to the memoirs, biographies, translations and independent press books she read — in addition to the novels and mysteries she’d always loved — Nina said: “I visited stacks I didn’t even know were there.”
(To hear the complete interview, click here.)