American Science Fiction: 1960-1966 & 1968-1969, Gary K. Wolfe Editor, Library of America - The 1960s saw a huge upsurge in groundbreaking science fiction in America. Champions of the genre produced a volume of work that redefined the nature of science fiction and how it related to the real world.
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March Sisters: On life, death, and Little Women, Library of America - Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical classic novel, Little Women, written a century-and-half ago, continues to resonate, most recently prompting The Library of America’s new book, “March Sisters.” Four women writers comment on how the characters, loosely based on Alcott’s own family, shaped their own lives.
Booth Tarkington, Novels & Stories, edited by Thomas Mallon, Library of America - Few have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction twice, but Booth Tarkington did, first with his 1919 novel, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” and then, three years later, for “Alice Adams.”
The Peanuts Papers, Andrew Blauner, Library of America - The Peanuts cartoon series by Charles M Schultz is famous all over the world. Charlie Brown and friends have entertained children and adults alike since the strip was first published in 1950 to the present day.
Where the Light Falls, Nancy Hale, Library of America - “Nancy Hale’s touch was so precise and delicate that you might think you’re reading undiscovered Edith Wharton stories.
Ann Petry The Street, The Narrows, Farah Jasmine Griffin Editor - The Library of America has published two mind-boggling novels written by African-American Ann Petry, mostly obscure in the white-dominated 1940s-50s. Her acute observation and insight into human consciousness and foundations of racism in white-mainstream USA is profoundly provocative.
Dance In America, Mindy Aloff Editor, Library of America - Historian and dance critic Mindy Aloff has assembled the most thought-provoking and entertaining writers, performers, and critics and produced a treasure trove of information on dances unique to the United States.
The Kairos Novels, Leonard S. Marcus Editor, Library of America - For fans of Madeleine L'Engle's Kairos novels, featuring Meg Murray and her family, this collection is a must-have.
My Dearest Julia, Ulysses S. Grant, Library of America - The Civil War's greatest general as you've never seen him before.
Elmore Leonard: Westerns, Terrence Rafferty Editor, Library of America - Generation X folks more likely recognize Elmore Leonard as a pulp-fiction crime novelist and screenwriter focused on the “mob” and Mexican drug cartels, but his early writing zeroed in on America’s “wild west.”