The title of the new volume The Early Stories of Truman Capote is certainly truth in advertising. These are very early stories, written largely when Capote was a teenager, only recently discovered among the writer’s papers in the New York Public Library. A few of the 14 were published in his Greenwich, Connecticut, high school newspaper, but short of any surviving classmates, odds are good that these stories are reaching Capote fans for the first time.
Shirley Jackson, who died 50 years ago this month at the much too early age of 48, left behind a solid literary opus anchored in two indelible works: the iconic short story “The Lottery” and the classy ghost story novel, The Haunting of Hill House. Let Me Tell You collects 29 stories, including 21 that have never before been published, as well as many essays and humor pieces.
A dose of dark humor, a captivating historical novel and the 2014 National Book Award winner for fiction make great selections for reading groups this month.
Three novels exploring the confines of art and artistry make great picks for reading groups this month.
Three books following unconventional lives make great picks for reading groups this month.
Three novels exploring the complexity and resilience of the human spirit make great picks for reading groups this month.
Three of the most highly anticipated novels from 2013 are now available in paperback, and they're sure to spark discussion in your reading group.
Consider one of these novels—now out in paperback—for your book club's next read.
Three thought-provoking novels from 2013 are now available in paperback, perfect for sparking discussion in your reading group.
THE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIPIn her enthralling third novel, Falling Together, Marisa de los Santos explores the powerful nature of female friendship. Cat, Pen and Will meet in college, forming a strong bond that lasts throughout their university years. After college, the girls live together until lively, vibrant Cat gets married—a decision that destroys the trio’s special relationship....