In the latest issue of American Scholar, Noel Perrin has a persuasive article about wonderful books that are wholly neglected. He names four: James Gould Cozzens’ Guard of Honor, Wendell Berry’s A Place on Earth, George Stewart’s Earth Abides and Judith Moffett’s Pennterra.
I eagerly lap up suggestions like this. And I find I’m not alone. Go to the Amazon page for any of these books and under “customers who bought this book also bought” are the other three. I don’t think I’ll go the whole hog just yet, but I’ve put Perrin’s recommendations on my book list and I’ll see whether my tastes agree with him.