Ella Berthoud is a painter, a bibliotherapist, and the author, with Susan Elderkin, of The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You.

Book Therapy

Always feeling anxious? There’s a cure, and it doesn’t involve drugs, medicinal herbs, or shock therapy. Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin, the authors of the new book The Novel Cure, recommend simply reading Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady.