Saturday, June 04, 2011

Elaine Sciolino's 6 favorite books

Elaine Sciolino is the author of the award-winning book Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran. She is a Paris correspondent and former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, having previously served as the newspaper’s chief diplomatic correspondent and UN bureau chief. In 2010, she was decorated a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. She has also been a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, based in Paris and Rome. She lives in Paris with her husband.

Her new book is La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.

One of her six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Lovers by Alice Ferney

Ferney’s powerful, troubling novel about infidelity recounts an extended flirtation between a beautiful, happily married 26-year-old mother expecting her second child and a worldly, successful 49-year-old writer whose marriage is ending. The most sensual passages in the novel are the phone conversations between them. They capture the power of the voice.
Read about another book on the list.

Learn more about Sciolino's La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.

--Marshal Zeringue