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Steve Wilder ’65
Grandparents’ Committee Chair
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ABOUT SHIRLEY JACKSON: A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE
Still known to millions primarily as the author of the “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America more deeply than anyone. Now, biographer Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of such classics as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Based on a wealth of previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, Shirley Jackson―an exploration of astonishing talent shaped by a damaging childhood and turbulent marriage―becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary giant.
(Summary from Amazon.com)
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography, a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, a Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016, a Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016, an NPR 2016's Great Read, and many more.
Please note that Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life is available at independent bookstores, major online retailers, and in many public libraries.