By David C. Major, John S. Major
Readers in every single place comprehend that not anything soothes the spirit like sinking right into a very good e-book. in case you are one in every of that chuffed band, you are going to speedy realize the authors of this encouraged interpreting advisor as kindred spirits. right here David and John significant have selected 100 books that could each one be delightfully fed on in a single quiet night. protecting different types from delusion to fiction, historical past to humor, secret to memoir, this addictive quantity good points books to check your whole 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 unique dialogue of what makes the publication specified, from an adventurous writing sort to a different humorousness. The Majors additionally percentage insights in regards to the authors and literary anecdotes, in addition to suggest different gem stones on the same topic or via an identical author.
A literary better half to savour and confer with repeatedly, a hundred One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its personal correct!
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