Sunday, August 7, 2016

Six top books about New York City

Jay McInerney's newest novel is Bright, Precious Days. One of his six favorite books about New York City, as shared at The Week magazine:
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

This black comedy set in Depression-era Manhattan follows the career of a cynical advice columnist who struggles to find a moral compass while dispensing trite advice, under the name Miss Lonelyhearts, to desperate city dwellers. It's film noir with a laugh track.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Miss Lonelyhearts is among Fay Weldon's six favorite books and Ann Patchett's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue