In 1985, The New Yorker writer Susan Orlean started traveling around the country to find out how Americans spend their Saturday nights. One thing she discovered? How many Saturday night songs there are.
Anne recently interviewed author Susan Orlean on stage at the National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan.
For as long as she can remember, Susan Orlean has had a favorite book, "The Sound and the Fury," by William Faulkner. A Southern gothic novel set over a period of three decades, the book explores the lives of the members of one family, the Compsons. Told from multiple perspectives and set in several time periods, it’s not a chronological or easy read.
Author Susan Orlean on how the worst library fire in American history brought an entire city together to save 700,000 books.