Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Top ten books that straddle the past and the present

Rhian Ivory's latest novel is The Boy who Drew the Future. One of her ten favorite novels set in the past and the present, as shared at the Guardian:
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Winner of the Carnegie prize in 1958, Tom’s Midnight Garden has long been regarded as a children’s classic and each time I re-read it I can see why. The story of Tom and Hattie holds such appeal because no matter how much technology has to offer Generation X, nothing can beat the hope and possibility of being able to walk into a garden and step back into the past when the clock strikes 13.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue