Tatum Fichthorn, Bookseller

WHAT SPARKED YOUR LOVE OF READING?

As a child I read "Superfudge" so many times that I could recite the first few chapters by heart. I think Judy Blume started my real love for reading on my own.

WHICH WRITERS -- NOVELISTS, PLAYWRIGHTS, CRITICS, JOURNALISTS, POETS -- WORKING TODAY DO YOU ADMIRE MOST? 

Lily King, Brit Bennett, David Sedaris, Rebecca Makkai, Celeste Ng, Sally Rooney

DO YOU HAVE ANY COMFORT READS?

Anything by Fannie Flagg.

HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKS?

In giant piles all over my house. 

WHAT'S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

50 books. Not kidding. I'm waiting for it to buckle.

FAVORITE GENRE?

Family dysfunction (does that count??).

GENRE YOU AVOID AT ALL COSTS?

Science fiction, fantasy, or anything with animal cruelty

FAVORITE TITLES?

I don't remember a point in my life when I didn't have a book in my hand. Some of my all time favorites are "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides,  "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, "Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg, "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" by Rebecca Wells. I would say my current favorites include "Calypso" by David Sedaris, "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai, "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman, "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah, "Goodbye Vitamin" by Rachel Khong and "Fates & Furies" by Lauren Groff. I also love a good thriller anytime and feel like I've reached a point where my tastes in books change on a fairly regular basis. Its a good thing I work where I do and have so many wonderful books on hand.

Book Recommendations: 
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