Count it as a good thing whenever books make a crossover into the everyday. And that would include this recent Top 10 list from Book Riot, featuring the best of Etsy’s Book Inspired Bags. Handbags, that is. From clutches to cross-bodies, there’s some classic inspirations here, from Austen to Hogwart’s to The Princess Bride. In our book, the idea makes for a brilliant hybrid.
Lauren Alwan’s fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Southern Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, in the Bellevue Literary Review. She is the recipient of a First Pages Prize, the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, and.a citation of Notable in Best American Essays. Her essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, World Literature Today, The Rumpus, The Millions, Writer's Digest, and others. She is a prose editor at the museum of americana, an online literary review. Follow her on Twitter at @lauren_alwan and learn more at www.laurenalwan.com