Friday, October 18, 2013

Howard Norman's six favorite books

Howard Norman's books include the novels The Northern Lights and The Bird Artist, and the memoir, I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place.

One of the author's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

Daniel Deronda, one of Eliot's greatest characters, has a dramatic encounter with a young Jewish woman before discovering that he too is Jewish. The book is a grand orchestration, composed, in equal measure, of sweeping romance and the stark reality of prejudice.
Read about the other books on the list.

Howard Norman's The Bird Artist is one of Michael J. Fox's six best books.

Daniel Deronda is on John Mullan's list of ten of the most memorable hunting scenes in literature, Dani Shapiro's ten favorite books list, and Ruth Wisse's list of essential works about Judaism.

--Marshal Zeringue