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.
We tend to think of William Styron as a novelist—and rightly so, given the enduring power of such works at The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie’s Choice. Yet Styron, who would have been 90 years old on June 11, was also a prolific and gifted writer of nonfiction, as the doorstop-sized new collection, My Generation, makes plain. This gathering of essays, journalism, book reviews, memoirs and occasional pieces, written over 50 years, offers a congenial glimpse into this eminent American writer’s life and mind.
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.
If your holiday hit list includes cookbooks, you’re in luck. Pick the right book for the lucky cook and serve it up!
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.