Thursday, August 5, 2010

Elin Hilderbrand's favorite summer books set in New England

Elin Hilderbrand's latest novel is The Island.

For The Daily Beast, she named her favorite summer books set in New England.

One title on the list:
Union Atlantic
by Adam Haslett

Set in Finden, Massachusetts, this book is about money and the abuse of power, timely subjects, but it is also about a sense of place, land, family, and history. Adam and I went to the University of Iowa together, and I have to say, I am hyper-envious of this magnificent book. There are multiple narrators, including two dogs, one who channels Malcolm X and one who channels Cotton Mather. That Haslett—or anyone—successfully pulls this off is enough to put this book on my list!
Read about the other entries on Hilderbrand's list.

The Page 69 Test: Union Atlantic.

--Marshal Zeringue