gwendyg2003 said: Fav books - Gilead - Marilynne Robinson, March - Geraldine Brooks, The Absolutely,True Diary of a part time Indian - Sherman Alexie, The round House - Louise Erdich, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd, Feast of Fools - James Lee Burke, The Liars Club - Mary Karr, Chains - Laurie Halse Anderson, Jane Eyre, for me its about the writing, the voice and the feeling. and some kind of authenticity
This week’s readers advisory request comes to us as a list of books. The reader says that for her, a good book is language driven and the voice should ring through as authentic. Do we have any authentic voices for this reader?
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I love Paddy Clarke, Ha-ha-ha by Roddy Doyle. It won the Booker Prize in 1993. The book is written in the voice of a 10-year-old Irish boy. It is positively brilliant. The reader mentions liking Sherman Alexie, so this could be a nice fit. —Maura Muller, Volunteers Office
The two books that come to immediately to mind for me are both memoirs: Patti Smith’s beautiful memoir about her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids and Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries. —Lynn Lobash, Readers Services
I see a lot of my favorites on this reader’s list! I’d recommend: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, short stories tied together by the memorable character of Oliver Kitteridge. These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner, an historical fiction about a frontier woman’s journey. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, super sad and haunting but lovely dystopic fiction. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, based on the life of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife Hadley. I also think My Life in France by Julia Child and Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish, both memoirs, might click for this reader. —Susan Tucker Heimbach, Mulberry Street