He named his six favorite books for The Week magazine.
One title on the list.
Property by Valerie MartinRead about another book on Martel's list.
Property is about the insidious nature of injustice, how a system that is corrupt perverts not only its victims but also its victimizers. In this case, the injustice is slavery in the American South in the early 19th century. Manon Gaudet owns Sarah, but slavery owns Manon’s soul. A searing and gripping tale.
Property appears on Mary Watson's top ten list of books about maverick women.
See--Valerie Martin's list of six novels about doomed marriages.