Sunday, May 09, 2010

Yann Martel's six favorite books

Yann Martel is the author of the novel Life of Pi, winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Beatrice and Virgil, his new novel, is now out by Spiegel & Grau.

He named his six favorite books for The Week magazine.

One title on the list.
Property by Valerie Martin

Property is about the insidious nature of injustice, how a system that is corrupt perverts not only its victims but also its victimizers. In this case, the injustice is slavery in the American South in the early 19th century. Manon Gaudet owns Sarah, but slavery owns Manon’s soul. A searing and gripping tale.
Read about another book on Martel's list.

Property appears on Mary Watson's top ten list of books about maverick women.

See--Valerie Martin's list of six novels about doomed marriages.

--Marshal Zeringue