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Why Nick Hornby Loves Jessica Anya Blau’s “Wonder Bread Summer”

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photo by David Grossbach
photo by David Grossbach

Every week, novelist Jessica Anya Blau meets for a working coffee with writer friends at the Evergreen Café on Cold Spring Lane. They crowd around a table and, after a mini gabfest, get down to the very personal business of writing what they’re each writing, sometimes for several hours. Blau doesn’t consider the bustling, plate-clinking café or the occasional bursts of chatter from her friends a distraction — she believes writers should learn to write through anything anywhere at anytime and recommends the act of public writing to beginning writers she teaches.

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