noah | September 8, 2009 3:45 pm

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein bought the new novel by the wonderful writer Lorrie Moore, A Gate At The Stairs, and found a surprise inside that had nothing to do with its twisty plot: Her former band Sleater-Kinney was name-checked on page 27. (I devoured the book over the course of this weekend—Moore has been one of my favorite writers for years, and this book was long in the making—and since it just came out I don’t want to give away any spoilers. But if you’ve read it and want to discuss you should e-mail me!) [Monitor Mix]