Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Good utopian books for these dystopian times

Hannah Beckerman is a London-based author and journalist.

Her newest novel is If Only I Could Tell You.

She is a freelance features writer and book critic for The Observer, the FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express, a regular book pundit on The Sara Cox Show on BBC Radio 2, and regularly chairs panels, discussions and interviews at literary festivals and publishing events throughout the UK.

At the Guardian, Beckerman tagged a few novels that reveal the kindness of strangers and leave you with a sense of hope, including:
[T]here has been a trend in recent years for novels that celebrate the best of humanity. Rachel Joyce’s 2012 novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, tells the story of one man’s journey and the community he creates along the way. It’s a beautifully written, feelgood book, which was longlisted for the Booker prize and became an international bestseller.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue