April 11, 2016

** Friends Book Recommendation of the Month **

by Leo Tolstoy
translated by Rosamund Bartlett

Perhaps it is time to do some rereading, and I most highly recommend a new translation by Rosamund Bartlett of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I have read the book a couple of times and I picked this off the shelf at the Jones, thinking just to see how she handled the opening chapters. Before I really stopped to think, I had read the whole book. The graceful, thoughtful translation by Rosamund Bartlett is a pleasure to read from start to finish. I find I am most interested in a different character each time I have read this book, so it really seems upon rereading like a brand new book. Enjoy.

-- Edith, member, Friends of the Jones Library System