Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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Growing up in central New York, writer Diana Abu-Jaber spent many snowstorms curled up indoors with a book. She says Anton Chekhov's short stories reassured her that warmth can be found even in the coldest, darkest places.
Summer is the season we can finally tackle the books that have been piling up on our desks and forming small mountains on the floor. Book critic Alan Cheuse offers a selection of some of the best books of late spring and early summer, and some classics that are always present in his literary landscape.
Novelist Richard Ford wrote the introduction to The Tales of Chekhov. "Read these wonderful stories," Ford tells us, "for pleasure, first, and do not read them fast. The more you linger, the more you reread, the more you'll experience and feel addressed by this great genius...."
Book critic Alan Cheuse recommends Anton Chekhov's 200 stories, collected in a 13-volume boxed set. "Chekhov's stories contain just about every nuance and turn of the modern human heart and soul, offering countless hours of splendid short fiction," Cheuse says.
Day to Day reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, doing double duty as literary editor, shares her list of books that would make great gifts for the holidays.