Monday, March 01, 2021

Nine top campus novels (and one memoir)

Emily Layden is a writer and former high school English teacher from upstate New York. A graduate of Stanford University, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, The Billfold, and Runner's World.

All Girls is her first novel.

At Publishers Weekly Layden tagged "ten of her favorite books set on-campus." One title on the list:
The Other's Gold by Elizabeth Ames

Ames’s debut novel opens with a description of a dorm room window seat: From the outset, we understand that the liberal arts college where our story begins will shape our characters’ perspectives. The Other’s Gold is an empathetic, thoughtful reflection on whether we choose our friends or whether our circumstances choose them for us, and how those bonds do—or do not—weather the tests of growth and change.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Other’s Gold.

--Marshal Zeringue