Reading Lists: Literary

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert is a sweeping saga that covers several centuries, linking fascinating places and recounting stories form several points of view.  Here are more historical novels that include one or more of these elements: family sagas, science and nature, and memorable places and people.

Donna Tartt's anxiously awaited book The Goldfinch centers on a pivotal moment in Theo Decker's life - a moment when tragedy and confusion cause him to take an action that will reverberate throughout his life. While you wait for your copy, take a look at these titles that explore the themes of fate, connection, and family.

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has captured the imagination of readers for over 120 years. And in that time, the character has gone far beyond Doyle, with authors of all genres telling tales about the legendary sleuth of Baker Street. Here are just a few.

Alice Munro is a master of the short story. This Nobel prize-winning author has an astonishing ability to create nuanced characters and stories that go to the heart of the complicated relations between people.
Though Munro's writing style is unique, here are some equally talented writers who elevate the short story to a fine art.

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