A glimpse into North Korea and other book recommendations

During our Friday Roundtable today, we asked our guests what they are reading:

John Munson is reading “The Orphan Master’s Son.” The New York Times says it “employs the techniques of magical realism to create a hallucinatory mirror of day-to-day circumstances that in themselves dwarf the imagination.”

Rick Kupchella says he doesn’t read a lot of books. He spends a lot of time keeping up on the news. He’s reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs and a management book called “Getting Naked.”

David Cazares has quite the reading list: “The Hunger Games”, James Baldwin’s “Another Country”, “Caramelo” by Sandra Cisneros, and the second of John Updike’s “Rabbit” novels.

baldwin.jpg(James Baldwin, 1955, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-54231])