Saturday, December 5, 2015

Four books that changed Alison Lester

Alison Lester (Australian Children's Laureate, 2012-2013) is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan

It's the characters and the details of their lives that I love most in books. Jennifer Egan's novel knocked my socks off. I read it in one night then turned back to the start and read it again. The characters' lives were woven together so brilliantly it was like magic and they were so interesting. It made me think about the tiny things we do, sometimes without even realising, that can change people's lives.
Read about the other entries on the list.

A Visit From the Goon Squad is among Jeff Somers's five top books that blur the line between the novel and short story, Gillian Anderson's six favorite books, and Julie Christie's seven favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue