What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal , by Zoë Heller. Henry Holt, 258 pages, $23.
Who is Bathsheba Hart? The concise answer is delivered at the very beginning of Zoë Heller’s highly addictive second novel: “She is the forty-two-year-old pottery teacher recently charged with indecent assault on a minor after being discovered having Read More
On April 7, a dozen New Yorkers–architects, writers and artists–feeling gouged by downtown Manhattan prices, bought a building together in Tribeca. They’ll share a mortgage and maybe even child care, creating what sounds a little like a modern-day artists’ cooperative. This being 2001, the starting cost was $7.9 million.
There’s architect Peter Moore, who’s been Read More
Everything You Know , by Zoë Heller. Alfred A. Knopf, 203 pages, $22.
This is a review of Zoë Heller’s new novel, Everything You Know , but it’s really much more about Bridget Jones, the fat-phobic heroine of Helen Fielding’s 1998 novel, Bridget Jones’s Diary , a book so wondrously smart and funny that it Read More
On Oct. 29, The Times Literary Supplement held a party at the National Arts Club for its new editor, Ferdinand Mount, and the New York Brits came out in force to wine and sport: A writer friend called me “a girl” when I started to say something in earnest; a slender, semifamous writer mocked the Read More