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5. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The author was only 23 at the novel’s publication, but it has been considered her finest work. The story follows deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various characters in a Georgia mill during the 1930s.
8. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The author was inspired by a mysterious woman she happened across in a shop. Due to the unconventional characters that defied stereotypes about homosexuality, the book was popular among lesbians in the 1950s and is now considered a classic.
27. I Am Not Myself These Days By Josh Kilmer-Purcell
A hilarious story of a New Yorker’s dual life as an advertiser by day, drag queen by night. Kilmer-Purcell has been described as a writer who, “straddles the divide between absurdity and normalcy, and stitches them together with surprising humor.”
What will you be reading this summer?
- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeated claims that the inauguration was the most watched ever. But the numbers (still) don't make sense.
- Democratic lawmakers say Trump's new hotel in Washington, DC, has lost over $1 million and violates its lease with the government.
- People are backing one of the Women's March organizers after conservative blogs claimed she has deep ties to terrorism.
- You could be consuming fake news on Snapchat Discover. The app is now making publishers fact-check their content 👻