Fascinated though I was with Matthew Pearl’s foray into science (not sf) thriller (The Technologists), Margot Livesey’s Jane Eyre update (The Flight of Gemma Hardy), and Josh Bazell’s latest (Wild Thing), this week my fiction picks are by five novelists just bursting into bloom. They’re also intriguingly linked. Andromeda Romano-Lax (The Detour) is director of the 49 Alaska Writing Center, of which Eowyn Ivey (The Snow Child) is a founding member. Like The Detour, Anna Funder’s All That I Am is set in 1930s Europe. Erin Duffy’s Bond Girl recalls a dystopian near-past, when the economy crashed, while Julianna Baggott’s Pure imagines a dystopian world that promises to awe us all.
A Note from Barbara, August 22, 2011
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