Books by Allan Gurganus’ Bed

Allan‘s reading matter includes Something I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You, early stories by Alice Munro; Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Wells Tower; The Account of Mary Rowlandson and other Indian Captivity Narratives; The Stranger Beside Me, by Ann Rule (a childhood friend of Ted Bundy investigates serial murders only to start suspecting she knows the killer); Harry Crews’ brilliant memoir A Childhood; Air Ships, genius stories by Barry Hannah; the 1897 Sears and Roebuck and Company catalogue; and Middlemarch, for the 25th time.

Also by my bed: James Agee, A Death in the Family; V. Nabokov, King, Queen and Knave; Stacey Schiff’s biography of Cleopatra; Simone Weil, Waiting for God; Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy, especially The Hamlet; and Busy Monsters by William Giraldi, a first novel about to get deserved attention.

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