Saturday, September 5, 2009

David Rabe: best books

David Rabe is the award-winning author of the Tony Award-nominated plays Streamers, Hurlyburly, and Sticks and Bones, which won the award. His novel Dinosaurs on the Roof and his recent plays The Black Monk and The Dog Problem have just been released in paperback.

For The Week magazine he named his best books. One title on the list:
At Day’s Close by A. Roger Ekirch (Norton, $17)

It’s difficult for us to imagine a world without 24/7 access to electric light. Night is not night as it once was. Imagine a permanent blackout. Night after night. Ekirch brings that other midnight world with its dangers, phantoms, and illicit opportunities to detailed, researched life.
Read about the other books on Rabe's list.

--Marshal Zeringue