My summer reading assignment

The Glass Castle on Oval bench

It’s summer—a time for carefree days at the beach—but here I am in Columbus, Ohio, with no beaches in sight.

Not that I mind.

I’ve been at Ohio State for nearly a year now and every day I congratulate myself on my good fortune.

There is just one thing that was gnawing at me—and that’s my summer reading assignment—not one of those typical “beach books” that everyone publishes as fun “must reads” from March on.

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