Monday, March 9, 2015

Anne Tyler's six favorite books

Anne Tyler is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Her latest novel is A Spool of Blue Thread. One of Tyler's six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead

When this 1940 novel was rediscovered in the 1960s, poet Randall Jarrell said that if human beings were raised in orphanages for the next thousand years, they could learn purely from reading the book how to form families again. Well, heaven forbid that anyone should form a family like the Pollits’. Still, it’s a powerful, unforgettable story.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue