Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor (Little, Brown) While we take a mini-tour of Flannery O’Connor’s life and writing, biographer Brad Gooch describes his difficulties in gaining access to the author’s inner life.
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The Women (Viking) This richly layered conversation with T.C. Boyle centers on the subjects of art and arrogance. The Women is a biographical novel, a fiction derived from the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, focused particularly on Wright’s up-and-down experiences with women.
Out of My Skin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
An existential novel (think Camus’ The Stranger) LA-style. When a celebrity impersonator trains the hero in the art of impersonation, identity confusion ensues…