One of her six favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter HoegRead about the other entries on the list.
I love books with unintended heroines. Smilla Jaspersen, a Greenland-born resident of Copenhagen, turns into the most badass homicide detective the world has ever seen after the suspicious death of her 6-year-old neighbor. Her story makes for an incredible ride. I read it once a year, usually during the height of summer.
Smilla's Sense of Snow is one of Elizabeth Hand's six favorite books.