Saturday, May 14, 2016

Top ten unconventional love stories

Laura Barnett is a writer, journalist, and theatre critic. She has been on staff at the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, and is now a freelance arts journalist. The Versions of Us is her first novel.One of her ten top unconventional love stories, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Tyler has been my number-one literary idol since my early teens. This novel is unconventional because we get the entire story of a marriage between one Baltimore couple, Maggie and Ira, told in a masterful slippage between the present--when they are travelling to a funeral--and the past. It’s about love as it is actually lived, day to day, year to year, rather than the clichéd, idealised forms of love we’re so often subjected to in fiction.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue