Sunday, May 19, 2013

Therese Anne Fowler's 6 favorite books

Therese Anne Fowler's new book is Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.

One of Fowler's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Wharton's novel of desire and emotional tragedy prefigured the kinds of fraught stories F. Scott Fitzgerald would go on to tell in his novels. When society not only dictates but controls our behaviors, what is really to be gained from following the rules?
Read about another book on the list.

The Age of Innocence also appears on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on Gilded Age New York, Frances Kiernan's five best list of books that helped her understand the ways of New York society and David Kamp's list of six books that are notable for their food prose, and is among Elaine Sciolino's six favorite books, Mika Brzezinski's 6 best books and Honor Blackman's 6 best books.

--Marshal Zeringue