Nina Sankovitch On WNYC

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.

Nina Sankovitch in her purple chair. (Photo by Douglas Healey/New York Times)

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.

This morning, Nina was interviewed on WNYC-FM’s Leonard Lopate Show.  She talked about her family’s support (she has 4 boys), and gave a shout-out to the Westport Public Library.

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.)

One response to “Nina Sankovitch On WNYC

  1. quick fix the typo before anyone else wake up! last sentence, “where” should be “were”