Let's read Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin

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Ruth Franklin's biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master.

Still known to millions primarily as the author of "The Lottery," Jackson [masked]) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of post-war American more deeply than most writers of her time. Now, biographer Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life of the author of such classics as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the the Castle.

Winner of: the National Book Critics Circle Award, Biography; Edgar Award, Critical / Biographical works; and Bram Stoker Award, Non-Fiction.