She named a best books list for The Week. One title on the list:
The Handyman by Carolyn See (Ballantine, $19).Read about another book on Lisa See's list.
My favorite of my mother’s novels. While waiting to start art school, Bob becomes a handyman. Going from house to house and disaster to disaster, he discovers that while he’s not very good at fixing things, he’s very good at repairing people’s lives. It’s about the origins of fame, the quirks of destiny, and what it means to be an artist.
The Page 99 Test: Lisa See's Peony in Love.