Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Five top books that explain America

Philipp Meyer is the author of the novels American Rust and The Son.

One of Meyer's five favorite books about America, as told to the Telegraph:
If you want to understand America’s continuing race problem, you have to start where it all began: slavery, an institution that half the country went to war to defend. The Known World (2003) by Edward P Jones is a brilliant novel about an African-American slave owner in rural Virginia, just before the start of the Civil War.
Read about the other novels Meyer tagged.

Visit Philipp Meyer's website.

The Page 69 Test: American Rust.

--Marshal Zeringue