July 10, Saturday afternoon -- Reading Octavia Butler, Jack Kerouac, and a Vietnamese/English dictionary

In a sunny, coffee shop window in the Mission
left to right --

Reading Kindred, by Octavia Butler -- he's a Haruki Murakami fan.

Reading Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac -- he's a fan of Richard Ford, who wrote The Sportswriter and Independence Day and Alice Monroe, who won the Mann Booker International Prize in 2009.

Reading a Vietnamese/English dictionary -- she's a fan of Louis Aragon, a French poet, novelist, story writer, and political activist. She's reading the Vietnamese/English dictionary while she translates from Vietnamese, an article written in the 1920s about anarchy in Vietnam.