Friday, March 19, 2010

Lorraine Adams' six best books

Lorraine Adams was educated at Princeton University and was a graduate fellow at Columbia University, where she received a master’s degree in literature. A staff writer for the Washington Post for 11 years, she won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Her new novel is The Room and the Chair.

Adams named her six best books for The Week magazine. One book on her list:
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh

Bao Ninh was a North Vietnamese soldier. His novel follows the story of a young conscript assigned to a unit that recovers soldiers’ corpses from the combat zone. Neither pro–North Vietnam nor anti-American, Ninh writes about the possibility of humanity in a man-made hell.
Read about the other books on Adams' list.

--Marshal Zeringue