In exactly 2 weeks, we leave for our Beijing and Japan trip. And of course, I’m preoccupied with what book(s) I’m going to bring on the long trip. I know exactly what I want: a good thick book that will take awhile to read…. beautifully written fiction with characters you fall in love with …. a story that you want to take your time with because you don’t want it to end….
The best examples I can think of for this are East of Eden, John Steinbeck; Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky; Stones from the River, Ursula Heigi; Angle of Repose or Crossing to Safety; Wallace Stegner.
So my question to you is: what else would you recommend that fits into this category?
Please send recommendations my way…! Xie xie…