Saturday, July 25, 2015

Four books that changed Mary Norris

Mary Norris is a senior copy editor at The New Yorker magazine and the author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.

One of four books that changed her, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
East of Eden
John Steinbeck​

There was something rhapsodic to me about Steinbeck​ when I was a teenager. East of Eden was assigned in my sophomore year in high school, and for years I read it every spring. I thought it was sexy, and it had real evil and also redemption, and characters whose eyes you could look into.
Read about the other books on the list.

East of Eden is among John Mullan's ten best fraternal hatreds in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue