October 29, 2010

The Literary Life: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

What frightens you? What makes your heart race? Which books have kept you up at night?

In this episode of The Literary Life, we'll investigate fright: that disturbing feeling that can spring from the most unlikely of places—even the pages of books.

Sarah Waters joins us to discuss her newest book, The Little Stranger, a gothic novel and finalist for the Man Booker Prize that critics have compared to Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe. Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed and Fury joins us to rant about what not to do when reading your own audiobook in our latest installation of The Writer's Rant. Rich Hasselberger explains why designing a book jacket for a thriller is different than for a paranormal romance. We'll also hear from Kristin Hersh, founder of the band Throwing Muses, whose memoir, Rat Girl, tells the harrowing story of being a young indie rock musician at the birth of the alternative music movement in the 1980s.

Penguin Group (USA)
May 4, 2010
528 pages
$16.00 US

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1 comment:

  1. Mary D

    I've heard about the Little Stranger, but this is the first full-length review I've read. Wow, sounds deliciously atmospheric, and to be compared to Henry James speaks volumes!