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Two imposing literary figures are at the center of this captivating novel the celebrated Shirley Jackson best known for her short story The Lottery and her husband Stanley Edgar Hyman a literary critic and professor at Bennington College When a young graduate student and his pregnant wife Fred and Rose Nemser move into Shirley and Stanley?. Thoroughly exceeds expectations Shirley Jackson is an author of legendary talent and I ll admit to being hesitant about having anyone

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Shirley By Susan Scarf Merrell

?s home in the fall of 1964 they are uickly cast under the magnetic spell of their brilliant and proudly unconventional hostsWhile Fred becomes preoccupied with his teaching schedule Rose forms an unlikely turbulent friendship with the troubled and unpredictable Shirley Fascinated by the Hymans’ volatile marriage and inexplicably drawn to. OMG where do I startThis was on the library s New shelf I picked it up totally serendipity not having any idea or preview or trailer

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The darkly enigmatic author Rose nonetheless senses something amiss something to do with nightly unanswered phone calls and inscrutable accounts of a long missing female student Chillingly atmospheric and evocative of Jackson’s own classic stories Shirley is an elegant thriller with one of America’s greatest horror writers at its heart. This book was so good I had to keep reminding myself it was a fictional account I could not put it down Shirley is a fictional account


10 thoughts on “Shirley By Susan Scarf Merrell

  1. says:

    Thoroughly exceeds expectations Shirley Jackson is an author of legendary talent and I'll admit to being hesitant about having anyone tread on such sacred ground Have no fear This story weaves Jackson's biography into a tale that's nearly as Gothic as one of her novels Astonishingly it makes Shirley an even intriguing figure than I could eve

  2. says:

    Shirley Jackson is like Jane Austen she only lived to write six novels and she died in her forties leaving the tantalizing

  3. says:

    35 There is very little dialogue in this story it is told in narrative style Our narrator is Rose telling her story from a 10 yr distance A story when she was a young wife and mother only nineteen years old She and her husband Fred who has taken a job at Bennington College move I to the house of Shirley Jackson and her husband the professor and literary critic Stanley Edgar HymanThis is a book with an undercu

  4. says:

    Several weekends ago I watched the movie Shirley It’s a good movie satisfying in a number of ways But I was increasingly bothered by its pretense that Jackson had no children—who in real life were a huge part of Jackson’s life and work The movie makes no claim at being a biopic but the children’s nonexistence came to seem to me lazy—as if the filmmakers couldn’t be bothered to figure out how to incorporate ch

  5. says:

    35 Flying back from America the other week I must have started about a dozen different books on my Nook but none

  6. says:

    OMG where do I start?This was on the library's New shelf I picked it up totally serendipity not having any idea or previe

  7. says:

    Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel Shirley is a fun and new way to explore the world of Shirley Jackson Merrell’s work is extremely well written and achieves a vibe very similar to Jackson’s own work I had not heard much about this book before reading it but I became intrigued in checking it out before the upcoming movie adaptation Shirley a novel labeled as a psychological thriller manages to tell a new and fictionaliz

  8. says:

    35 rounded upThis is a decidedly odd amalgamation of fictionalized biography and psychological thriller that inte

  9. says:

    This book was so good I had to keep reminding myself it was a fictional account I could not put it down Shirley is a fictional account about a young couple's year living with the author Shirley Jackson her husband Stanley Hyman and their childrenNewly married and pregnant Rose with her professor husband Fred move into the home of th

  10. says:

    pretty bad and unsatisfying as a psychological thriller weird in an also bad gimmicky way as fictionalized imagining of shirley and her family seems like merrell wanted to write a book in jackson's vein unreliable neurotic girl narrator but sh

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