Saturday, May 14, 2011

Andrea Wulf's 6 favorite books

Andrea Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as a child. She lives in Britain where she trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art. Her book Founding Gardeners was published in spring 2011 and went to number 32 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Wulf is the author of The Brother Gardeners. Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession and the co-author of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History.

One of her six favorite books, as told to the The Week magazine:
Savage Lands by Clare Clark

Clark’s novel gives readers a history of 18th-century French settlers in Louisiana woven together with a love story, though not a happy one. Clark’s main protagonist, however, is Louisiana itself, conjured by magical descriptions of the lush yet ruthless landscape.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue