Check out this NPR series called “You Must Read This.”
I heard writer Alix Kates Shulman talk about Grace Paley and it made me want to run out and get one of her books.
I listen to NPR almost obsessively so I thought this was a new feature. Turns out they have a huge archive.
These look good to me:
Oh the Glory of It All, by Sean Wilsey, Penguin, paperback, 496 pages, List Price: $15.00, Recommended by Curtis Sittenfeld
Doctor Zhivago , by Boris Pasternak, Everyman's Library, hardcover, 544 pages, List Price: $21.00, Recommended by Ursula Le Guin
The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers, Mariner, paperback, 176 pages, List Price: $7.95, Recommended by Augusten Burroughs
The Stories of John Cheever, by John Cheever, Vintage, paperback, 704 pages, List Price: $17.95, Recommended by T.C. Boyle