Maria Semple’s Favorite Books – A List to Check Out

UnknownIn the New York Times By the Book  interview, Maria Semple, author of  Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” mentions Barbara Trapido’s “Brother of the More Famous Jack” –  out of print but miraculously in my library system.

Her other go-to writers are favorites of mine too (click on the highlighted titles for my reviews):

  • Lorrie Moore – A Gate at the Stairs 
  • Alice Munro – Dear Life 
  • Yasmina Reza – author of the play “Art.”  I remember seeing it, starring Alan Alda, years ago at Ford Theater; available in audio – might be worth listening; more recently she wrote “God of Carnage.”
  • Penelope Lively – How It All Began 
  • Edward St. Aubyn – The Patrick Melrose novels – 5 part series; start with “Never Mind.”
  • Michael Frayn – Skios  
  • Brady Udall – The Lonely Polygamist  

Books to Find:

  • The Keep by Jennifer Egan
  • Glaciers by Alexis Smith
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders
  • All That Is by James Salter

Office Girl is on that list, but after starting it on my Kindle, I decided it was one of those books “I was supposed to like, but didn’t,” and in Semple’s words – I bailed halfway through it.

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