Her new book is La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.
One of her six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Age of Innocence by Edith WhartonRead about the other books on the list.
Wharton, the leading American female writer of the early 20th century, experienced her first, and most likely only, passionate love affair in the city of Paris. This novel explores the anticipation, longing, concealment, reserve, and deception of a deep love, never consummated.
The Age of Innocence also appears on Frances Kiernan's five best list of books that helped her understand the ways of New York society and David Kamp's list of six books that are notable for their food prose, and is among Mika Brzezinski's 6 best books and Honor Blackman's 6 best books.
Learn more about Sciolino's La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.