A few weeks back I gave a reading at Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, OR (one of my favorite book-buying spots). There I met June Reznikoff, who told me her bookclub (who have been meeting for 18 years, and have read over 200 books!)was about to do The Good Thief. A few nights ago they finally met, and I joined them by phone. We had a lot of fun, and once again I got the feeling that if I ever left the East Coast, Portland is one of the spots I’d like to live.