John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: January 14

Ten books I've read by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors:

  1. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  2. Summerland by Michael Chabon
  3. Straight Man by Richard Russo
  4. House by Tracy Kidder
  5. Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
  6. Space by James Michener
  7. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  8. Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God by Jack Miles
  9. Moo by Jane Smiley
  10. Hiroshima by John Hersey

This list was inspired by the book I'm currently reading, Anne Tyler's Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. I like Tyler, but she has a knack for creating female characters I just want to smack. Pearl Tull is not as annoying as Maggie Moran (from Breathing Lessons), but man, am I glad she wasn't my mother.

Of the books listed above, I most highly recommend Straight Man and Moo, which are both excellent and highly entertaining. The Virgin Suicides is very good also, but entertaining it ain't.


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