• Absalom, Absalom! (Faulkner)

    Absalom! William Faulkner, 1936Knopf Doubleday313 pp.ISBN-13: 9780679732181 SummaryThe story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi...

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  • Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)

    Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner, 1929Knopf Doubleday448 pp.ISBN-13: 9780679732242 SummaryFirst published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by...

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  • Light in August (Faulkner)

    in AugustWilliam Faulkner, 1932Knopf Doubleday528 pp.ISBN-13: 9780679732266Summary Light in August interweaves the stories of several major characters. Lena Grove, orphaned as a young girl and living with her brother’s family, becomes pregnant by a man...

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  • As I Lay Dying (Faulkner)

    I Lay Dying William Faulkner, 1930Knopf Doubleday267 pp.ISBN-13: 9780679732259Summary At the heart of this 1930 novel is harrowing, darkly comic tale of the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner...

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  • Commonwealth (Patchett)

    Tennessee • Education—B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., University of Iowa • Awards—Guggenheim Fellowship; PEN/Faulkner Award; Orange Prize • Currently—lives in Nashville, Tennessee Ann Patchett is an American author of both fiction and nonfiction....

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  • Overstory (Powers)

    literary awards and other recognitions. These include, among various others, a MacArthur Fellowship; Pushcart Prize, PEN/Faulkner Special Citation, Man Booker long listing; nominations for the Pulitzer and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and the...

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  • Underground Railroad (Whitehead)

    Whitehead's own) spend the summer in Sag Harbor, Long Island. Published in 2009, the novel was a finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2010 came Zone One , a post-apocalyptic story set New York City. In 2014...

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  • Trust Exercise (Choi)

    American Woman , was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest , was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2009. My Education , her fourth, was published in 2013; her fifth novel, Trust Exercise , came out in 2019. (...

    https://www.litlovers.com/13-reading-guides/fiction/11523-trust-exercise-choi
  • My Education (Choi)

    American Woman , was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest , was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2009. My Education , her fourth, was published in 2013; her fifth novel, Trust Exercise , came out in 2019. (...

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  • Course 5—Reading

    Zelda was eventually hospitalized in 1930 for the first of many breakdowns, and Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood (William Faulkner was there, too), where his heavy drinking ended his screenwriting career. In 1934 he published Tender Is the Night . He died...

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  • Course 6—Reading

    A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner (1897-1962) In Brief Faulkner's short story about Miss Emily Grierson has captivated and disturbed readers for three-quarters of a century. The story concerns the plight of a southern aristocratic woman and her long...

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  • Course 10—Reading

    characters' thoughts unfiltered by narration. The work was highly influential for writers such as Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, T.S. Elliot, and Ezra Pound. Stylistic innovations continued with Finnegan's Wake (1939), an even more complex work set...

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  • How to Select Book Club Books

    Nobel Prize for Literature National Book Award Man Booker Prize Pulitzer Prize National Book Critics Circle Award PEN/Faulkner Award (Book club tips by LitLovers. Please feel free to use them, online or off, with attribution. Thanks!) top of page

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  • If the Creek Don't Rise (Weiss)

    myths of Appalachia, Weiss vividly portrays real people and sorrows. A strong, formidable novel for readers ofWilliam Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. Library Journal [A] masterful use of language.… Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big...

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  • Sing, Unburied, Sing (Ward)

    Sing Jesmyn Ward, 2017Scribner304 pp.ISBN-13: 9781501126062SummaryWinner, 2017 National Book AwardDrawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that...

    https://www.litlovers.com/13-reading-guides/fiction/11094-sing-unburied-sing-ward
  • Honk...if you like geese

    parties better? I’m just asking…. And what’s wrong with Oprah selections? —Breath, Eyes, Memory; Edgar Sawtelle; 3 Faulkner novels (Faulkner!); House of Sand & Fog; We Were the Mulvaneys. That’s some pretty good reading. To counter that unfortunate...

    https://www.litlovers.com/bloggin-musing-a-more/blogging-a-musing/7755-honkif-you-like-geese-who-read
  • Course 6—Study Guide

    A Rose for Emilyby William Faulkner (1897-1962)Commentary Arguably Faulkner’s most famous short story and for good reason—"A Rose for Emily" packs a wallop at the end. Throughout the story, the narrator cleverly hints at the outcome yet drops the hints...

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  • Course 6—Lecture

    a method. LitCourse 6 examines some of the specific tools writers use to develop their storylines. Reading William Faulkner—"A Rose for Emily" LitCourse 6How to Read: Plot 1 Plot—not as easy as it looksHow hard is it to tell a good story? Well, here's a...

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  • Dutch House (Patchett)

    Tennessee • Education—B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., University of Iowa • Awards—Guggenheim Fellowship; PEN/Faulkner Award; Orange Prize • Currently—lives in Nashville, Tennessee Ann Patchett is an American author of both fiction and nonfiction....

    https://www.litlovers.com/13-reading-guides/fiction/11560-dutch-house-patchett
  • Bel Canto (Patchett)

    Bel Canto Ann Patchett, 2001 HarperCollins 318 pp. ISBN-13: 9780061565311 In Brief Winner, 2002 Orange Prize PEN/Faulkner Award Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of...

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