Allegra Goodman

Writer, National Book Award finalist; N.Y.Times Notable Book of the Year (The Family Markowitz, Kaaterskill Falls; Paradise Park)

I think the Center for New Words sounds like a wonderful project. In this world of instant on line book sales, chat rooms in cyber space, email and web browsers, we are losing physical spaces for meeting, debating and shelf browsing. The Center for New Words would carry on in the spirit of New Words Bookstore, as a tangible, physical place for arts and letters—a real world address for Cambridge women to come together as a community and exchange ideas face to face.