4 Books You Can Devour in One Long Weekend
We found the juiciest, most page-turning stories out there...just in time for the holiday.
May 20, 2013
We've all felt it, the desire to return to a pivotal moment and handle it differently, changing (for the btter presumably) everything that follows. In Kate Atkinson's dazzling new novel, Life After Life (Reagan Arthur), the fantasy behind that reality turns out to be rivetingly complex.' '
Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers (Scribner) is the saga of an electric young woman's full-throttle pursuit of love amid the class war and cultural upheaval of the late '70s.
For Magdalena Babic and her family, home is
Rosmarina—a cloistered Croatian island that matches their "heart’s
circumference" but whose government is controlled by a repressive
Communist regime.' '
Ruth Ozeki's masterfully woven novel, A Tale for the Time Being' '(Viking), begins wherein two seemingly distant characters are locked together through present and past. Entwining Japanese language with WWII history, pop culture with Proust, Zen with quantum mechanics, Ozeki, best-selling author of My Year of Meats' 'and a Buddhist priest herself, alternates between the voices of the two women to produce a spellbinding tale.