In Story‘s home base in York, Pennsylvania, we are still recovering Blizzard Jonas—the storm that buried nearly half of eastern America under snow mounds the size of overgrown adolescents. Thankfully, here has landed a warmhearted book for the snow days gracing us out east.
Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor describes Shira Greene’s effort to find work as a translator and find meaning in her mediocre life. Find Me author Laura van den Berg said, “The miracle of a text moving from one language into another, the struggle to translate the languages of our own family to other people and to ourselves—these questions lie at the heart of the whip-smart and wildly moving Good on Paper. Rachel Cantor is masterful at creating characters who feel so alive we think for a moment that they could step right off the page and into our world. Her voice is one to celebrate.”