Saturday, June 16, 2018

Five top books about magical apocalypses

Peng Shepherd was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she rode horses and trained in classical ballet. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University, and has lived in Beijing, London, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York.

The Book of M is her first novel.

One of Shepherd's five favorite books about magical apocalypses, as shared at
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

What if what you dreamed sometimes came true? Good dreams, bad dreams, everything in between, completely out of your conscious control. And then what if against all odds, the psychiatrist assigned to your case started to believe that perhaps you weren’t crazy after all, that perhaps you were really telling the truth—but instead of helping cure you, he tried to use your dangerous power to make what he thought would be a better world? A beautiful, poignant examination of love, loss, and what it means to be alive, this is one of my favorite books of all time.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Lathe of Heaven is among Ellen Wehle's five can’t-miss classics of dystopian fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue