The Woman on the Subway
Published: Jun 18, 2009
I was reading. So was she — and she was laughing. I looked over and saw: The Tender Bar. “That was the best book I read whatever year it came out,” I said. She said she was loving it. “Later, it will break your heart,” I said. She said, “It already is. But it’s worth it.” The train slowed. My stop. We shook hands. It seemed like the right thing to do.