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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Short Stories by Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson came to mind the other day when I watched a movie, The Stoning of Soraya M., based on the true story of an innocent Iranian woman who was stoned to death.  Scenes in that film reminded me of Shirley Jackson’s famous story, “The Lottery.”

Then I came across a review of a new book of Shirley Jackson’s writings:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/books/review/let-me-tell-you-by-shirley-jackson.html?_r=0Let Me Tell You features both fiction and non-fiction writing, but 22 of the 30 short stories included have never been previously published.  The book becomes available on August 4.

Let Me Tell You:  New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings
By Shirley Jackson
Edited by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman DeWitt
Foreword by Jackson’s biographer, Ruth Franklin
Published by Random House