Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Paperback)

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A thorough and intimate portrait of not only a life, but an era—one in which it was difficult to balance the roles of writer, woman, mother, and wife. If you're already a fan, Franklin's bio will delight and intrigue with her insights. If you haven't read Shirley Jackson, I recommend beginning with The Haunting the Hill House or The Lottery, then delving into this bio. Shirley Jackson is one of the 20th century's greatest writers; Ruth Franklin has done her legacy justice.

— From Emma


Winner of the Edgar Award in Critical/Biographical
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016
A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016
A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
An NPR 2016's Great Read
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Nylon Best Book of 2016
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016
A Booklist 2016 Editors' Choice

In this "thoughtful and persuasive" biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a "serious and accomplished literary artist" (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781631493416
ISBN-10: 1631493418
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Pages: 624
Language: English