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The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald First Published: 1925, by Charles Scribner’s Sons If ever there were a book about holding on to the past, The Great Gatsby is that book. How my heart goes out to Gatsby every time I see him reaching toward that faraway green light across the bay! The light of Daisy Buchanan, […]


Author: Marilynne Robinson First Published: 1980, by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux So much has been written about this book, everywhere, and by everyone, that I’m reluctant to say much else other than it is one of my favorite books of all time. And I am certainly not alone (though when I re-read this classic, I […]

The Member of the Wedding

Author: Carson McCullers First published: 1946, by Houghton Mifflin What I say to people about Carson McCullers is that when you walk down a street with Carson McCullers, you walk down a street with Carson McCullers. McCullers leaves no proverbial leaf unturned, no detail unnoticed, and given the rich Southern people, places, and events that […]