Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Perfect High School Read: Goldengrove by Francine Prose

Acclaimed author Francine Prose, whose previous books include such titles as A Changed Man and Reading Like a Writer, recently received a terrific review in the New York Times for her current fiction title, Goldengrove. Prose's heartwrenching tale is a mature, intelligent coming-of-age story about love and loss that echoes classic works such as Vertigo and Pygmalion. Many times we have heard from teachers throughout the academic year seeking contemporary literary fiction for their high school students. Goldengrove fits the bill perfectly.

1 comment:

  1. This novel perfect for YA. Francine is this year's speaker at the Secondary Get-Together at the annual National Council of Teachers of English meeting in November.