Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jamie Lee Curtis's 6 favorite books

Jamie Lee Curtis is an actor and author. Her latest children's book is This Is Me. One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

I once attended a lecture series called "How the West Was Written" that included discussion of works by Willa Cather, Raymond Chandler, John Fante, and Stegner. Stegner's Pulitzer-winning 1971 novel is presented as the attempt of a wheelchair-bound historian to capture the lives of his settler grandparents. It's all here: the bravery and adventure of those who explored the West; the sacrifice and the love. Amazing!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Angle of Repose is among Monique Alice's seven top works of Western fiction, Paula Fredriksen's five best books on sin, and Andrea Wulf's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue