Monday, August 12, 2019

Six top books shaped by place

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, and grew up in Cyprus and Egypt before eventually immigrating to the United States. Her debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, and was a 2011 National Book Award finalist and an international bestseller.

Obreht's new novel is Inland.

One of the author's six favorite books shaped by place, as shared at The Week magazine:
Paper Lantern by Stuart Dybek (2014).

Dybek is without equal on a host of different levels. His greatest achievement in this stunner of a story collection centered on his hometown Chicago (about which he writes like no one else) is that he casts a haze between past and present, illusion and reality, then swoops among them all.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue