July 21, 2013

How's This for a Great Sentence?

"Many of Berriault's characters apprentice themselves to their worst instincts yet aren't necessarily the worse for it."

—Howard Norman's commentary on Gina Berriault's short story collection Women in Their Beds

Makes me want to read Berriault's writing but even more it makes me want to read Norman's, whose novels The Northern Lights and The Bird Artist were both finalists for the National Book Award.

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