Books by Jeanette Winterson
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Jeanette Winterson's The Daylight Gate follows the witches and outcasts of 17th century England. The titular gate is a portal to hell — but England itself has become hellish for persecuted Catholics.
In softcover nonfiction, Jeanette Winterson revisits her haunting past. In fiction, Mark Haddon's tale of an estranged family's gathering, Glen Duncan's werewolf sequel and Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's modern-day Antigone arrive in paperback.
When Djuna Barnes was in her early 20s, she walked into the offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and announced: "I can draw, I can write, you'd be foolish not to hire me." The paper did. Nearly 30 years after her death, a collection of her writings and illustrations is on display at the Brooklyln Museum.
Not sure what to read this summer? NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three booksellers to share their top five picks for the books you shouldn't miss. They recommend tales of con artists, grade-school spies, refugees and ranchers — plus an exploration of why stories make us human.
For the contemporary woman, feminist classics don't always do the trick — most of us believe there's more to life than marriage or madness. To kick off Women's History Month, author Stephanie Staal suggests three books about mold-breaking heroines, sure to inspire your inner feminist.
Djuna Barnes' novel of passion and grief, of exile and loneliness, spoke directly to Siri Hustvedt, both when she read it as a 24-year-old and when she re-read it nearly 30 years later.
Three renowned women writers have books of fiction out this spring, and each one asks the reader to take a leap of imagination. The resulting novels, says reviewer Alan Cheuse, are a thrill and a privilege to read.
If you're interested in getting your child or teen to keep reading during a hot, long, lazy vacation, offer them these cool summer books. Librarian Nancy Pearl's picks all have great first lines, three-dimensional characters and strong finishes.
Tanglewreck is Jeanette Winterson's debut novel for kids, and it grabs young readers from the first with a description of a Time Tornado swallowing a red double-decker omnibus on London's Waterloo Bridge.