Monday, January 02, 2017

Twelve top books of 2016 by immigrants to the US

At Vice, Matthew Salesses tagged twelve of the best books of 2016 by immigrants to the US, including:
Mercury by Margot Livesey

In Margot Livesey's Mercury, her first novel set in America, a marriage falls apart due to secrets, horses, guns, and changing ideologies. The couple at the heart of Mercury seem to find themselves married to strangers, though perhaps the true strangers are themselves. Donald is an eye doctor who misses what is happening right in front of him, and Viv is an ambitious rider who has finally found the right horse to the neglect of her family. Livesey shows us both sides of this marriage in equally magnetic prose, and the effect of being in the middle is one of gripping tension.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Mercury.

--Marshal Zeringue