from The New York Times:
What are you working on?
A sequel to my 2002 novel “Wish You Were Here.” After how sad “Songs for the Missing” was, I wanted to write a lighter book. It’s all about Emily, the matriarch of the Maxwell clan, at home in Pittsburgh with her old dog Rufus. She’s 78, so she’s naturally looking back, taking stock, trying to figure out what her life has amounted to (what any life amounts to).