A historical novel takes readers inside the Bloomsbury Group of literati, a harrowing tale of survival in the West and a debut novel set in the wake of the BP oil spill make for great group discussion this month.
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.
Richard Ford's latest chapter in the life of Frank Bascombe, an inventive novel in two versions and a National Book Award nominee make for great group discussion this month.
Each year since 1915, a volume of Best American Short Stories has been published, offering a selection of the finest short fiction that has appeared in magazines and journals throughout the year. To celebrate the centenary, editors Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor have compiled a best of the best collection, 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories.
A beloved true story of adventure, a harrowing story of underground survival and an artfully woven historical make for great group discussion this month.
The sequel to breakout hit The Rosie Effect, a return to Jan Karon's beloved Mitford and a spirited historical novel make for lively group discussion this month.
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.
Three novels explore the hardships, complexities and a few triumphs within families, from the 1920s homestead to present-day Europe, make for great group discussion this month.
The final chapter in Lev Grossman's Magicians Trilogy, a suspenseful historic account of a perilous voyage and a National Book Award finalist make for great reading this month.
Three highly-acclaimed novels from 2014 are now in paperback and are sure to make for great group discussion this month.