Topic: John Gardner (Author)

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  • 3 of this month's best novels

    3 of this month's best novels

    Novelist John Gardner once said that there are only two plots in literature: someone goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. You're trying to think of exceptions right now, aren't you? Well, while you brainstorm, this month's fiction roundup is packing its bags to join three novels' worth of characters as they set out on life-altering adventures 400 years and thousands of miles apart.

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  • 3 of this month's best novels

    3 of this month's best novels

    Novelist John Gardner once said that there are only two plots in literature: someone goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. You're trying to think of exceptions right now, aren't you? Well, while you brainstorm, this month's fiction roundup is packing its bags to join three novels' worth of characters as they set out on life-altering adventures 400 years and thousands of miles apart.

  • Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life

    This massive biography of Carver focuses more closely on his self-destructive nature than on his talents.