FROM THE PUBLISHER
Here, at Last, Is the Book to which the more than a quarter-million reading groups and book clubs in this country can turn for the answer to that pressing question: What should we read next?
The Reading List illuminates the work of current novelists who have captured the imagination of the modern reader. Each entry includes critical commentary on the author's published fiction by prominent reviewers, as well as thematic and plot synopses, and a short biography.
The Reading List features a broad spectrum of writers from our shores and abroad whose works are available in English. Stylistically, the authors run the gamut from Cormac McCarthy to Cristina Garcia, from Naguib Mahfouz to Barbara Kingsolver, from Jane Smiley to Salman Rushdie. Now reading groups and independent bookworms alike have a comprehensive, discriminating resource to guide them through their next literary foray.
FROM THE CRITICS
Combines descriptions with meticulously researched excerpts from major media reviews and eases the process of deciding what to read next.
Excellent reference; it enlightened me on many authors/books I wouldn't otherwise have know about.
Fun for book lovers to get introduced to authors you haven't considered before.