The 40 Best Books of 2016

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, Ruth Franklin (Liveright)
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, Ruth Franklin (Liveright)

Jackson, the author of the short story “The Lottery” and the novel The Haunting of Hill House, was one of America’s masters of horror fiction. In this fascinating biography, critic and journalist Franklin explores the author’s tragically short, troubled life, and discusses her lasting influence on American literature.

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