Friday, May 30, 2014

Five top books about lost (and found) artifacts

Ayelet Waldman is the author of Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and the New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace. Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was adapted into a film called The Other Woman starring Natalie Portman. Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Her radio commentaries have appeared on “All Things Considered” and “The California Report.”

One of Waldman's favorite books about lost (and found) artifacts, as shared at Goodreads:
Running Dog by Don DeLillo

Could anyone other than DeLillo write a novel about a mysterious (and perhaps nonexistent) pornographic movie shot in Hitler's bunker and starring the führer himself? I suppose the answer has to be 'Yes,' but the results wouldn't be anywhere near as funny. Everyone is trying to get their hands on the film: mafioso and senators, porn kings and spies, and an intrepid young reporter (a stock character who might have come off as trite in anyone other than DeLillo's capable hands). I can't say anymore for fear of ruining the ending.
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--Marshal Zeringue