Thursday, April 24, 2014

George Saunders' 6 favorite books

George Saunders is an acclaimed short-story writer and a professor at Syracuse University.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

This book reawakened part of me that had been slumbering since my young Catholic days—the part that knows that the point of life on earth is to learn to be more sympathetic to others. This novel — which was Morrison's first — is both a modeling and a thrilling enactment of that notion.
Read about another book on the list.

The Bluest Eye is among James McBride's six favorite books and Susheila Nasta's top ten cultural journeys.

--Marshal Zeringue