ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
Here is Dolnick's reading recommendation.
BEN DOLNICK: The events in Fitzgerald's books are enough to make you weep, but the manner in which she presents them - the warm brilliance of her descriptions, the fond exactitude of her dialogue - sends you out of the Temple School feeling oddly hopeful. I closed the book thinking I might have found a solution to a problem in my writing. In the months and years since, I've continued to pick it up. And I've become convinced that its wisdom, its method for both facing and resisting despair could be applied to a great deal more.
SIEGEL: Ben Dolnick is the author of "You Know Who You Are" and "Zoology." You can find the entire You Must Read This list at npr.org.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.