Raised in New York City, Susan Ford has an MA in linguistics and has earned her living as a marketing research analyst, college lecturer, bookseller and journalist in New York, Chicago, Japan and Toledo, Ohio. She is at work on The Under Side of the Mushroom, a book-length nonfiction narrative about a late-blooming artist. “Of Questionable Provenance” is her first published fiction. 
Sep 01 2010
Of Questionable Provenance
The autumns I come to New York for the antiquarian book fair, it is my habit before breakfasting to walk from my hotel up Fifth Avenue to Seventy-second Street and then back through the park, where the people who acknowledge my “Good morning” are invariably men or women of a certain age. My own age, much to my surprise, now groups me with them, and my preoccupations with self, such as they were, have ebbed to the point where I am more interested in other people’s lives than in my own.