Saturday, May 14, 2011

Andrea Wulf's six favorite books

Andrea Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as a child. She lives in Britain where she trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art. Her book Founding Gardeners was published in spring 2011 and went to number 32 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Wulf is the author of The Brother Gardeners. Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession and the co-author of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History.

One of her six favorite books, as told to the The Week magazine:
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

One of my favorite novels of all time. Stegner tells the story of a retired professor, Lyman Ward, who struggles to write an account of his grandparents’ journey to the Western frontier. No author has ever evoked the American West as vividly.
Read about the other books on Wulf's list.

--Marshal Zeringue