Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Six top books about marriage

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the novels Commencement, Maine, and the recently released The Engagements.

One of her six favorite books about marriage, as told to The Week magazine:
A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano

Author Flannery O'Connor is the star of this novel, a fictionalization of the great Georgia novelist's final years. But the book begins with an unforgettable pre-wedding night, in which peacocks howl into the wee hours and the bride, one of O'Connor's neighbors, ends up with a black eye. The marriage that follows is just as surprising and complicated.
Read about the other books on the list.

Visit J. Courtney Sullivan's website.

Writers Read: Ann Napolitano (April 2011).

The Page 69 Test: J. Courtney Sullivan's Commencement.

Also see: Top ten marriage tales and Five best works that explore marriage.

--Marshal Zeringue