Thursday, November 07, 2013

Nine notable books about dysfunctional familes

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Alexia Nader tagged nine favorite books about unhappy families, including:
A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley.

We might expect Midwestern farmers to be a tranquil bunch, but the Iowan family at the center of Smiley’s book, which is loosely based on the plot of King Lear, is anything but.
Read about another book on the list.

A Thousand Acres is among John Mullan's top ten twice-told tales.

--Marshal Zeringue