Monday, April 27, 2009

Andre Dubus III: 5 most essential books

Andre Dubus III, a National Book Award finalist for his novel House of Sand and Fog, is the author of most recently of The Garden of Last Days, a story of terrorists in Florida.

He told Newsweek about his five most essential books. And discussed two related issues:
A BOOK I FREQUENTLY RETURN TO: "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway. Honest, wounded, naked, yet ironic.

A BOOK YOU HOPE TO HAVE PARENTS READ THEIR CHILDREN: "Night Cars" by Teddy Jam and Eric Beddows. Written in the voice of a dream, one you have while drifting off in a safe, warm place.
Read about Dubus' most essential books list.

The Sun Also Rises came in at #6 on the American Book Review list of the 100 best last lines from novels.

--Marshal Zeringue