Exciting news. A new issue of THE HAPPY READER is ready to meet the world.
We are thrilled to welcome actress KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS as our cover star for autumn. Scott Thomas has pulled off the rare trick of gaining national treasure status in not one but two countries, having reached the top of her profession in both Britain, her nation of birth, and France, the country she now calls home. She is also a voracious reader, et voila — the perfect impetus for two wide-ranging Happy Reader interviews in London and Paris.
Then, after our new best friend provides us with a list of recommended reads, the issue travels west and then west some more, with Willa Cather’s O PIONEERS!, a bittersweet novel that evokes the fearful glory of the American frontier. Horseback preachers, prairie chickens, and pickled gherkins all make appearances in our special Nebraska-tinged section, with contributions from notable Great Plains-based writers Amanda Fortini and Clancy Martin, comic book artist Dash Shaw, and many others besides.