Fiction ~ Library Book
Originally published: 1948 – 1960
Publisher: Penguin Group
In the preface Stanley Edgar Hyman (the late Shirley Jackson’s husband) tells us “Come Along with Me” is the novel Shirley Jackson was working on when she died, I suppose that is why there is an unfinished air to the store, it seems to just abruptly end, with no ending. The stories are short, some very short and leave much to the imagination, the characters and the readers. There are also two lectures that she gave and with these the last two stories. Included in this collection is the short story that has probably been read by most of the people in America, at least of my generation. I remember seeing the play when I was a girl. It is one of those rather unforgettable stories. I am talking about “The Lottery”.
If you are a fan of Shirley Jackson, or if you like quick short stories that leave you with a bit of a tingle or a thought, you would probably enjoy this collection of stories.