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Jonathan Lethem is a MacArthur "Genius Grant" award-winning author, and a professor of literature at Pomona College. His bestselling novel Motherless Brooklyn was just made into a movie directed by and starring Edward Norton.

Jonathan reads his story "Vivian Relf" at a live performance at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena.


Photo by Adrian Cook

California native Cindy Lee Berryhill is a singer-songwriter and a novelist. Chosen for this performance by Jonathan Lethem, Cindy wrote a Ramblin' Jack Elliot-influenced song that she performs live at a house concert in San Diego.


Photo by Richard Kerris

For the live show in Pasadena, Jonathan and I wrote a song called "Vivian Relf." This is the studio version, which was produced by Jose Alcantar, and features Byron Isaacs on Bass, fiddle by Seth Hansen, and Dan Konopka on drums.