Ariel

Plath’s landmark poetry collection; includes “Ariel,” “Daddy,” and “Lady Lazarus.” More

Frank Warren

The book that set a course. At The Book Thing in Baltimore I saw a man persistently searching over the used-book shelves. More

Mary Karr

I read to save my life, to take communion, to enter a community of fellow sufferers and rejoicers. More

The Bell Jar

A haunting classic that chronicles the breakdown of a brilliant, talented, successful young woman. More