Books by John Cheever
NPR stories about John Cheever
Twenty-seven years after his death, the life and work of John Cheever are in the spotlight again. A new biography chronicles Cheever's chameleon-like evolution, and moves beyond his alcoholism and his affairs to show the writer's lighter side.
The California-based novelist T.C. Boyle originally thought John Cheever's short stories were "antiquated," when he read them as a young writer. He soon realized how wrong he was, growing to recognize the enduring beauty of Cheever's writing.