Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five top novels inspired by Shakespeare’s plays

M.L. Rio’s debut novel is If We Were Villains. One of her five favorite novels inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, as shared at the Waterstones blog:
The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown

Brown’s family drama follows the three daughters of an English professor when they return home after their mother is diagnosed with cancer. Brown paints a poignant portrait of an estranged, struggling family which would not seem out of place in one of Shakespeare’s plays. The characters are deeply flawed, but never beyond redemption. However, what’s most compelling is Brown’s incisive examination of literature itself and the effect it has on of those who live under its influence.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue