Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ten top books about borders

Marcus Sedgwick's books have won and been shortlisted for many awards; most notably, he has been shortlisted for Britain’s Carnegie Medal six times, has received two Printz Honors, for Revolver and Ghosts of Heaven, and in 2013 won the Printz Award for Midwinterblood.

His new YA novel is Saint Death.

One of Sedgwick's top ten books about borders, as shared at the Guardian:
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

Such musings are echoed by a line in the middle book of the excellent Border Trilogy. In the scenes in which young Billy Parham heads south on horseback, with a bound and wounded wolf in tow, McCarthy tells us they “crossed sometime near noon the international boundary line into Mexico, State of Sonora, undifferentiated in its terrain from the country they quit, and yet wholly alien and wholly strange”.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Crossing is one of Rose Tremain’s five best novels about arduous journeys. The Border Trilogy is among Rick Bass's five top books about Texas.

--Marshal Zeringue