Danielle Teller
Book Recommendations

  • Oscar and Lucinda

    Oscar and Lucinda

    Oscar and Lucinda

    Peter Carey
    Love stories
    3.73 (20,164)

    Peter carey's booker prize winning novel imagines australia's youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. it is also a startling and unusual love story. oscar is a young english clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. a country girl of singular ambition, lucinda moves to sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial utopia. together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century australia. peter carey's visionary brilliance, and his capacity to delight

    Danielle Teller

    I just fell in love with that novel. It was just so lyrical. Every single chapter is like a little jewel. He has the most amazing way of bringing to life a scene with not just beautiful language, but incredible imagery.

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  • The Hours

    The Hours

    The Hours

    Michael Cunningham
    Fiction
    3.94 (130,573)

    In 1920s london, virginia woolf is fighting against her rebellious spirit as she attempts to make a start on her new novel. a young wife and mother, broiling in a suburb of 1940s los angeles, yearns to escape and read her precious copy of mrs dalloway. and clarissa vaughan steps out of her smart greenwich village apartment in 1990s new york to buy flowers for a party she is hosting for a dying friend.the hours recasts the classic story of woolf's mrs dalloway in a startling new light. moving effortlessly

    Danielle Teller

    And the other one [besides Oscar and Lucinda] I love is The Hours for a very similar reason, by Michael Cunningham.

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