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PEN/Faulkner 2011/12 Reading List



Whether you’re going to the beach or enjoying a staycation at home this summer, complete your escape with a great book from PEN/Faulkner’s suggested reading list.

 

There’s something here for almost any reader—from the dystopic satire of Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ coming-of-age memoir The Beautiful Struggle. If history is your passion, try Stacy Schiff’s revelatory biography Cleopatra or Tilar Mazzeo’s The Secret of Chanel No. 5, which uncovers designer Coco Chanel’s complicated relationship with her signature scent. For fans of more traditional fiction, there’s the late-in-life romance of Helen Simonson’s Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand or Allegra Goodman’s The Cookbook Collector, which Publishers Weekly describes as “Jane Austen updated for the dot-com era.” If you’re short on time, don’t miss Edith Pearlman’s PEN/Malamud Award-winning short story collection Binocular Vision.

 

The authors included below will be reading as part of the 2011/12 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series at the Folger Shakespeare Library.





The Beautiful Struggle

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Room

Emma Donoghue
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The Great Night

Chris Adrian
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Binocular Vision

Edith Pearlman
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Helen Simonson
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The Cookbook Collector

Allegra Goodman
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The False Friend

Myla Goldberg
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The Flowers

Dagoberto Gilb
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The Secret of Chanel No. 5

Tilar Mazzeo
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Cleopatra

Stacy Schiff
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Super Sad True Love Story

Gary Shteyngart
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Mr. Peanut

Adam Ross
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Happy reading! We look forward to seeing you at the Folger again this fall.



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