Friday, September 08, 2023

Five top books inspired by Dickens's classics

At B&N Reads Brittany Bunzey tagged five of the best books inspired by Charles Dickens's classics, including:
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver brings the themes of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield to southern Appalachia in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Inspired by the man while staying in his house, Kingsolver captures the opioid epidemic in a survivor’s tale told with beauty, nuance and compassion.
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"Barbara Kingsolver’s wonderful novel Demon Copperhead," writes Carline Lea, "translates Dickens’s ideas about poverty and social inequality in Victorian London into a searing exploration of poverty in America and particularly the drug crisis in deprived rural communities."

--Marshal Zeringue