Bedtime Stories

I was invited this week to write a guest column for Suzanne Beecher's excellent I suppose I could have written about deer hunting or showshoeing or the many macho pursuits I deal with in my novels. But instead I shared a little of my domestic side, specifically my nightly ritual of reading aloud to my wife, Kristen, each night before bed. Like many longtime habits I don't exactly remember how this one began, but I can scarcely imagine my life now without it.