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My favorite must-read right now is Shirley a psycho thriller about female friendship and obsession, with a spellbinding storyline, that weaves fact and fiction. Featuring the illustrious writer Shirley Jackson – who comes to life as a character in this book – Shirley is set at my alma mater, Bennington College, in its heyday. It’s a chilling page-turner you won’t want to put down. Every sentence in this book is a bold interweaving of words that draws you in and refuses to release you until you read the next. Click here for more information on Shirley.

Furthermore, if you’re a writer, you have to read this essay by Shirley‘s author, Susan Merrell. It’s in the already venerable Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB).

Susan Merrell

Susan Merrell


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