“Promised Land” looks at books that shaped who we are

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Some books are so well-known that almost no one actually reads them. They have had so much influence that we ‘know’ them merely by living in the world they have helped create. And yet, as the distinguished poet, novelist and critic Jay Parini demonstrates in ‘Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America,’ there’s a lot to learn by giving them another (or a first) look.

The Seattle Times reviews Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America by Jay Parini.