Amy Hempel’s stories require your collaboration.
In trying to show us the light, Marilynne Robinson illuminates the darkness.
The tortured collaboration between Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish produced a masterpiece in American short fiction.
Truth is stranger than fiction in Tim O’Brien’s brilliant meditation on the Vietnam War.
Annie Dillard’s “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” dares us to open our eyes.
Cormac McCarthy’s tragicomic “Suttree” is fueled not by a love of life, but an obsession with the certainty of death.