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Open Book  Memoirs and Essays

  • What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
    Editor Michele Filgate

  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic  Alison Bechdel

  • Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us  Editor Colleen Kinder


Open Book  Novels and Stories

  • The Best Small Fictions Anthology 2021  Editors Nathan Leslie (series), Rion Amilcar Scott (guest)

  • Dark Tales  Shirley Jackson

  • When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson  Editor Ellen Datlow

  • Address Unknown  Kathrine Kressmann Taylor


Open Book  Previously on The Nightstand


    Memoirs and Essays

  • Fast Funny Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction  Editor Gina Barreca

  • Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir  Brian Broome

  • Burn it Down: Women Writing About Anger  Editor Lilly Dancyger

  • One Pair of Feet  Monica Dickens

  • Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader  Vivian Gornick

    Novels and Stories

  • Wave Me Goodbye: Stories of the Second World War  Editor Anne Boston

  • Cold Comfort Farm  Stella Gibbons

  • The Overcoat  Nikolai Gogol

  • Our Souls at Night  Kent Haruf

  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day  Winifred Watson

    On The Bookshelf

  • Dry: A Memoir  Augusten Burroughs

  • Heavy: An American Memoir  Kiese Laymon

  • Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth  Sarah Smarsh

  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir  Natasha Trethewey

  • Don't Look Now  Daphne du Maurier

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel  Rachel Joyce

  • The Testament of Mary  Colm Tóibín

  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration  Isabel Wilkerson

  • The Professor and The Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary  Simon Winchester