Emily St John Mandel (born 1979) is a Canadian novelist and essayist. a post-apocalyptic novel set in the days of civilization’s collapse. She has also written several other novels, including The Glass Hotel and Last Night in Montreal.
In this article, we will be discussing some of the books that Emily St John Mandel has recommended.
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit from the Goon Squad is a unique and captivating story that follows a group of friends as they navigate through life in the music industry. The characters are richly drawn and the plot is intriguing.
The novel is a must-read for fans of Egan’s previous work, as well as for readers who enjoy novels with complex characters and storylines.
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are so well developed that you will feel as if you know them personally. The plot is twisty and unpredictable, yet completely believable.
Each chapter will leave you wishing for more, but you will have to wait. Read this book before they make it into a movie and ruin it.
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
In Migrations, Charlotte McConaghy follows the journey of a woman who is driven to find the last migration of Arctic terns. The woman, who is not named, is consumed by grief and obsessed with finding the birds.
She hires a captain and crew to take her north, into treacherous waters. The journey is fraught with danger, but the woman does not care. She will risk her life to find the birds.
The book is both a beautiful and harrowing tale of loss and love. The woman’s obsession with the birds is a metaphor for her own longing for something that she has lost. The journey is dangerous and difficult, but ultimately it is a journey of healing and hope.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour by J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger’s “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour” is a collection of stories about the Glass family. The stories are narrated by Buddy Glass, the youngest member of the family.
In the title story, “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters,” Buddy tells the story of his brother Seymour’s wedding day. Seymour has asked Buddy to be his best man, but Buddy is unable to attend the wedding because he is in the army.
The second story in the collection, “Seymour: An Introduction,” is also narrated by Buddy. In this story, Buddy tells us about his first meeting with Seymour. The two brothers become close friends and confidants.
The third story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” is narrated by a third-person narrator.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Winner of the Booker Prize and made into an Academy Award-winning film, The English Patient is a stunningly accomplished work.
In it, Michael Ondaatje deftly weaves together the lives of four damaged people during World War II: a terribly burned Englishman who tells his story to a Canadian nurse; a Sikh sapper in the British army whose obsession is to defuse bombs; a young woman married to an unfaithful man; and her Hungarian lover, a war photographer.
Written with great insight, humor, and compassion, The English Patient is an unforgettable story about love and loss, about war and peacetime, and about how our wounds can bring us closer to others even as they threaten to destroy us.
The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of Gary Gilmore, a man who was sentenced to death for his crimes.
The novel follows Gilmore from his childhood to his time on death row, and ultimately to his execution by firing squad. Mailer’s novel is a masterful work of fiction that explores the human condition, and it is considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
In “The Glass Hotel,” Emily St. John Mandel weaves a tale of greed, betrayal, and betrayal among the ultra-wealthy that is as timely as it is timeless.
Mandel’s novel centers on the fictional Hotel Caiette, a luxurious resort on the coast of British Columbia. The hotel is the brainchild of Paul Emile, a shady financier who uses it as a playground for his wealthy friends and clients.
But when the global financial crisis hits, Emile’s empire comes crashing down, taking the hotel with it. As the novel unfolds, we see how the lives of the hotel’s employees and guests are changed forever by Emile’s fall from grace.
“The Glass Hotel” is a hauntingly beautiful novel about what happens when our darkest desires collide with our deepest fears.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is a book about a young boy named Jim Hawkins who finds a map of a pirate treasure island and sets out on an adventure to find the treasure.
Along the way, he meets some interesting characters, including the infamous Long John Silver. This book is full of action, adventure, and suspense, and is sure to keep readers hooked from beginning to end.