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Shirley Jackson

A Rather Haunted Life

by Ruth Franklin

Hardcover, 607 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $35 |


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Based on a wealth of previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, Shirley Jackson, with its exploration of astonishing talent shaped by a damaged childhood and a troubled marriage to literary critic Stanley Hyman, becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary giant.