He told Newsweek about his five most essential books. And discussed two related issues:
A BOOK I FREQUENTLY RETURN TO: "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway. Honest, wounded, naked, yet ironic.Read about Dubus' most essential books list.
A BOOK YOU HOPE TO HAVE PARENTS READ THEIR CHILDREN: "Night Cars" by Teddy Jam and Eric Beddows. Written in the voice of a dream, one you have while drifting off in a safe, warm place.
The Sun Also Rises came in at #6 on the American Book Review list of the 100 best last lines from novels.