Monday, February 29, 2016

Joyce Maynard's 6 favorite books

Joyce Maynard's novels include To Die For, Labor Day, and Under the Influence. One of her six best books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

I confess I felt a certain shock when I read this novel shortly after completing Under the Influence, because the theme — the breakdown of an unequal, unhealthy friendship — so closely matches mine. But the painful dissolution of a friendship is a universal theme. In my life, the ends of certain friendships have hurt as much as the end of any love affair.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Woman Upstairs is among Alex Hourston’s top ten unlikely friendships in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue