The Furies

Most of today's bestsellers will be forgotten in 60 years, and some of the least-known books will be hailed as classics. For the latter category, I nominate The Furies, Janet Hobhouse's extraordinary novel-cum-memoir. Very moving and double-fudge rich, it's a slow burn about love for mother, New York and England, beauty, madness, money, and homes--the sort of book that starts forest fires.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. His latest book is Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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