Come hear Jonathan Miles, author of the novels Dear American Airlines (A New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year) and Want Not (a New York Times notable book, Kirkus Reviews “Best Books of 2013” selection, and Wall Street Journal Favorite Books of 2013); also a journalist and contributing editor to Details, Garden & Gun, Men’s Journal, and Field & Stream.
A short passage by Jonathan Miles
Dear American Airlines, do you even read all these letters you must receive? I imagine them funneling into a giant bin in a sorting room in some warehouse set out in a dancefloor flat stretch of Texas plain, mounds and mounds of stamped envelopes from all corners of this vast republic, handwritten and typewritten and some scribbled in Crayola crayon, questions and pleas and suggestions and rants and maybe even mash notes from easily sated dinkums who lurved the Cincinnati travel tips in the in flight magazines. -- Dear American Airlines