Last year in March, the pandemic weighing heavy over us, the writer Yiyun Li made a generous proposal: we could read 15 or so pages of Tolstoy’s War and Peace every day as a part of an online community #TolstoyTogether. Yiyun said, “I have found that the more uncertain life is, the more solidity and structure Tolstoy’s novels provide. In these times, one does want to read an author who is so deeply moved by the world that he could appear unmoved in his writing.” We finished reading War and Peace in 85 days, thousands of readers spread across the planet. A Public Space, the literary organization that brought us together under Yiyun’s guidance, has just come out with a book Tolstoy Together. Yiyun and I will be talking about this entire experience by Zoom on Oct 4. Here is the registration link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/skylit-li/register