Frontlist | Finding authors who won’t disappoint you
We frequently see online requests for good reading suggestions, and half the world pipes up, so there’s no need to reply — just read. There are a variety of choices and different preferences, so finding “the” book is always a game. A friend who reads only nonfiction claims he can’t understand how fiction fans benefit from what they read. Book clubs know better. The range of human emotion, need, greed and bleed in novels carries within them a wealth of humankind which is, to me, well worth exploring.
Many book club acquaintances read a variety of fiction and nonfiction, as alternating style cleanses the reading palate. Readers say it’s been difficult to delve very deeply into books this past year or so — a 2020 casualty — but fiction can unwind the private soul or put us in touch with others’ laughter and tears.