Alice Baumgartner is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Yale University. For her research, she often finds herself reading about generals getting their heads cut off and fried in oil, and the like. She enjoys novels about less lurid subjects, such as art, motorcycles, deathbed confessions, ocean voyages, and misbegotten love. Her favorite work of contemporary fiction is Home by Marilynne Robinson, whose beautiful prose more than makes up for its lack of motorcycles.
Alice has appeared on the following episodes of Book Talk:
Alice will appear on the upcoming episode of Book Talk: