By David C. Major, John S. Major
Readers all over understand that not anything soothes the spirit like sinking right into a significant e-book. If you're one in every of that satisfied band, you'll fast realize the authors of this encouraged studying consultant as kindred spirits. the following David and John significant have selected 100 books which could each one be delightfully fed on in a single quiet night. overlaying different types from fable to fiction, historical past to humor, secret to memoir, this addictive quantity positive aspects books to compare all of your moods—by either celebrated writers and talented unknowns, including:
• Russell Baker • Willa Cather • Raymond Chandler • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Graham Greene • Edith Hamilton • Dashiell Hammett • Helene Hanff • Ernest Hemingway • Patricia Highsmith • Shirley Jackson • Henry James • W. Somerset Maugham • Mary McCarthy • Walter Mosley • Vladimir Nabokov • Patrick O'Brian • Barbara Pym • Phillip Roth • Vikram Seth • Isaac Bashevis Singer • C. P. Snow • Dylan Thomas • Evelyn Waugh • Edith Wharton • Laura Ingalls Wilder • Virginia Woolf
Each choice includes an wonderful dialogue of what makes the publication certain, from an adventurous writing type to a different humorousness. The Majors additionally proportion insights in regards to the authors and literary anecdotes, in addition to suggest different gem stones on the same topic or by means of an identical author.
A literary significant other to take pleasure in and discuss with time and again, a hundred One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its personal correct!
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