"Northern Lights" and "The Martin Chronicles" - Coming of Age
On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new novels for those whose taste in Bildungsroman runs more toward Jim Carroll than Jane Eyre. Marion Winik shares her thoughts on Ray Strom's "Northern Lights" and John Fried's "The Martin Chronicles."
Northern Lights, Ray Strom, Simon and Schuster
The Martin Chronicles, John Fried, Grand Central Publishing