Quick! If you had to name five must-read novels, what would they be? What comes to mind immediately?
One of my Gotham students asked me to name just five. Impossible! But I tried.
Underworld by Don DeLillo
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Good Grief by Lolly Winston
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Then I said, Light on Snow by Anita Shreve comes before Good Grief
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Then I think I changed it to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
And now I can think of dozens more that are favorites.
So, name the first five favorite books that come to mind.