Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nine top books about unhappy familes

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Alexia Nader tagged nine favorite books about unhappy families, including:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz.

In this novel, family tension is not just destructive, it’s also a force that binds Diaz’s immigrant protagonists together in difficult circumstances.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao also appears among Jami Attenberg's top six books with overweight protagonists, Brooke Hauser's six top books about immigrants, Sara Gruen's six favorite books, Paste magazine's list of the ten best debut novels of the decade (2000-2009), and The Millions' best books of fiction of the millenium. The novel is one of Matthew Kaminski's five favorite novels about immigrants in America and is a book that made a difference to Zoë Saldana.

The Page 99 Test: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

--Marshal Zeringue