For the Guardian, he named his top ten literary feuds.
One title on the list:
Gilead by Marilynne RobinsonRead about another novel on the list.
Gilead is the story of three generations of preachers in the American midwest from the civil war to the 1950s. The patriarch is a firebrand abolitionist who wore a pistol in the pulpit and lost an eye fighting for the Union cause, his son and grandson are devoted pacifists. The feud is a bloodless conflict of opposing convictions, though the wounds inflicted are real and some are permanent. A book about the infinite possibilities, and the human limitations, of forgiveness.
Gilead is one of Geraldine Brooks's five most important books; it is a book Dalia Sofer would like to share with her children.