Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ten top books set in New England

Ann Leary's new novel is The Children.

One of her ten favorite books set in New England, as shared at B&N Reads:
Moby-Dick, or The Whale, by Herman Melville

Okay, I admit I haven’t read it cover-to-cover since high school. Instead, I frequently return to favorite chapters and sometimes I discover a fascinating passage I had either forgotten or failed to understand when I was younger. If you’re into literary erotica, I recommend the chapter, “A Squeeze of the Hand.” It appears that there was a sort of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on Ahab’s ship. Enjoy!
Read about another book on the list.

Moby-Dick appears among Martin Seay's ten best long books, Ian McGuire's ten best adventure novels, Jeff Somers's five top books that will expand your vocabulary and entertain, Four books that changed Mary Norris, Tim Dee's ten best nature books, the Telegraph's fifteen best North American novels of all time, Nicole Hill's top ten best names in literature to give your dog, Horatio Clare's five favorite maritime novels, the Telegraph's ten great meals in literature, Brenda Wineapple's six favorite books, Scott Greenstone's top seven allegorical novels, Paul Wilson's top ten books about disability, Lynn Shepherd's ten top fictional drownings, Peter Murphy's top ten literary preachers, Penn Jillette's six favorite books, Peter F. Stevens's top ten nautical books, Katharine Quarmby's top ten disability stories, Jonathan Evison's six favorite books, Bella Bathurst's top 10 books on the sea, John Mullan's lists of ten of the best nightmares in literature and ten of the best tattoos in literature, Susan Cheever's five best books about obsession, Christopher Buckley's best books, Jane Yolen's five most important books, Chris Dodd's best books, Augusten Burroughs' five most important books, Norman Mailer's top ten works of literature, David Wroblewski's five most important books, Russell Banks' five most important books, and Philip Hoare's top ten books about whales.

--Marshal Zeringue