Friday, October 19, 2012

The ten most dysfunctional families in literature

Jami Attenberg's new novel is The Middlesteins.

At Publishers Weekly she named a top ten list of dysfunctional families in literature, including:
Arcadia/The Stone family.

Lauren Groff's touching and elegantly written book about life during the 1960s on a commune in upstate New York was my favorite book of 2012. Young Bit slowly watches his two families – both his biological parents, and those around him on the commune – fall apart due to pride, drugs, and circumstance.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Visit Jami Attenberg's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Lauren Groff's Arcadia.

--Marshal Zeringue