Tuesday, May 14

A Breezy Browse -

Matthew Walther reviews an enjoyable book of email exchanges between two literary figures: Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein at TDB.

# Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, a light and humorous beach read, is new in paperback for this summer.

# An essay about Italian caffe
espresso vs American coffee by Sara Davis.

# Patti Smith writes about a French
author who inspired her: Albertine Sarrazin.

# Mike Ripley's latest column.