Monday, July 27, 2015
August Selection: Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (Spoiler Alert: This book is not little at all!).
At 736 pages, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life is our biggest book in awhile. Get started soon. The New York Times doesn't much care for it, but Vogue (??) says it's awesome:
"At a time in which big books by women (Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries; Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch) have taken the publishing world by storm, Yanagihara’s achievement has less to do with size—though when her editor asked her to reduce it by a third, she refused—than with the breadth and depth of its considerable power, which speaks not to the indomitability of the spirit, but to the fragility of the self."
Slate has declared 2015 to be "the year of the very long novel." Check out their article on big books here.
Is Franzen's new Purity (poised for September release) another biggie? It may well be our September choice.