Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Library of America - Whenever you ask middle school readers what their favorite novel is, you’ll often hear “I love The Sercret Garden!” Possibly you’ll hear, “I love A Little Princess, too!” as both of these classic tales have been turned into big-budget movies with gorgeous settings and great acting in recent times.
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Joan Didion, David Ulin Editor, Library of America - A major literary event: Library of America launches a definitive collected edition of one of the most original and influential writers of our time
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.
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.