As part of our fascinating interview with Laurie Anderson, in Issue 12 of the Happy Reader, she shared her unusual vision for a reading holiday, taking a collection of books to the Dutch city of Groningen. 'Which books?' we asked. Here are five of the books she shared.
Karl Ove Knausgaard£12.99 £12.34
'I just bought this book yesterday during the day-long Senate confirmation hearing. I stood in the bookstore watching things unfold on my iPhone as Brett [Kavanaugh] and Christine [Blasey Ford] rehashed their high school days. Who does the past belong to? I'm looking forward to reading the emails of some of Karl Ove's subjects. I'm eager for many reasons to find out how everyone deals with being written about. And what it feels like to look at radically different versions of the "same" events.'
Anthony Trollope£9.99 £9.49
'I love practically everything about nineteenth-century London and this one is full of the wackiest chracters.'
Michelle Alexander£9.99 £9.49
'Still a classic on the subject.'
'A long book of fanciful interlocking tales.'
Valeria Luiselli£9.99 £9.49
'A road trip that involves the last of things - as in Mohicans.'