Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Selection for Penguin Classics Reading Group

The Penguin Classics Reading Group has chosen its next reading selection: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. Here is the description from the Reading Group website:

Jackson’s 1962 novel is narrated by 18-year-old Merricat Blackwood as she tells the story of her family, their small fortune, dark secrets, and isolated lives. Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) was an influential American author and popular writer in her time. She is best known for her dystopian short story, The Lottery, first published in the June 28th, 1948 issue of The New Yorker magazine. We Have Always Lived in the Castle was later adapted into a play by Hugh Wheeler in 1966, and in 2002 Book magazine named Merricat Blackwood one of the best characters in fiction since 1900.
The discussion will begin July 14th.

1 comment:

Alea said...

I saw this book in a store on vacation once, that's what i do on vacation, go to all the bookstores! It looks really interesting. I need to remember to read it!