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. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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