In this Paris Review series, writers present the books getting them through these strange times.
I completely agree with Frankie Thomas – The Secret Garden is the perfect pandemic read.
“With brutal swiftness, nine-year-old Mary is orphaned, removed from colonial India—the only home she’s ever known—and taken to stay with a distant relative in England.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
I can’t be the only one who’s been having trouble focusing on books lately. Everything feels either depressingly dark or depressingly light; I don’t want to be reminded of the news, but how can I care about anything else? I’ve tossed aside several novels in the last week. Only The Secret Garden has held my attention. Only The Secret Garden takes place in a universe I recognize. READ MORE