Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Yiyun Li's 6 favorite novels

Yiyun Li's new novel is Kinder Than Solitude.

One of her six favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

At the center of this novel are two close sisters who have survived abandonments and deaths together. But after the arrival of their eccentric guardian, Aunt Sylvie, they drift apart. "Once alone," the eldest explains, "it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery."
Read about another book on the list.

Housekeeping is among Claire Cameron's five favorite stories about unlikely survivors, Sara Zarr's top ten family dramas, Philip Connors's top 10 wilderness books, Kate Walbert's best books, and Aryn Kyle's favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue