Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Office Of Historical Corrections’

Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Office Of Historical Corrections’
Danielle Evans' latest collection takes you to a Titanic-themed living history museum, a wedding gone awry, and a Wisconsin town in the middle of a reckoning. (Image by Greta Johnsen)
Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Office Of Historical Corrections’
Danielle Evans' latest collection takes you to a Titanic-themed living history museum, a wedding gone awry, and a Wisconsin town in the middle of a reckoning. (Image by Greta Johnsen)

Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Office Of Historical Corrections’

Welcome back to Nerdette Book Club! This month we’re reading The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans. It’s a totally immersive short story collection that’s as funny as it is searching. If you love short stories, you’re in the right place. And if you’re still a little “meh” on them, these stories will make you a believer!

What makes a good story collection? What are the stakes of historical accuracy? Can apologies still be meaningful when they’re public?

We discuss these questions and more with guests Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers, and Jenn White, host of NPR’s 1A. Listen now!