The Hours

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award; made into an Oscar-winning film. More

Ariel

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

Mary Karr

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

Essays of E. B. White

Classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time, Pulitzer Prize–winning author E. B. White. More

Just Kids

Legendary artist Patti Smith’s critically acclaimed memoir; winner of the National Book Award. More

Blonde

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More

The Stone Diaries

Winner of the 1993 Governor General’s Award (Canada) and the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. More

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pulitzer Prize winner; considered one of the classic works of creative nonfiction of the late twentieth century. More

Dan Harris

I used to read to lead a lot of fiction, mostly for the escape—to be transported to other places and times. More