Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Anjelica Huston's seven favorite coming-of-age books

The actor Anjelica Huston's new memoir is A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York. A Story Lately Told ends as Huston launches her Hollywood life. The second part of her story—Watch Me—opens in Los Angeles in 1973 and will be published in Fall 2014.

One of her seven favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

A handbook for young girls, who will recognize their counterparts in the March family. I'd also recommend Alcott's next-generation follow-ups, Little Men and Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out.
Read about another entry on the list.

Little Women also appears among Bidisha's ten top books about women, Katherine Rundell's top ten descriptions of food in fiction, Gwyneth Rees's ten top books about siblings, Maya Angelou's 6 favorite books, Tim Lewis's ten best Christmas lunches in literature, and on the Observer's list of the ten best fictional mothers, Eleanor Birne's top ten list of books on motherhood, Erin Blakemore's list of five gutsy heroines to channel on an off day, Kate Saunders' critic's chart of mothers and daughters in literature, and ZoĆ« Heller's list of five memorable portraits of sisters. It is a book that disappointed Geraldine Brooks on re-reading.

--Marshal Zeringue