Fiction ~ Library Book
Originally published: 1948 – 1960
Publisher: Penguin Group
Part of a Novel, Sixteen Stories, and Three Lectures
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.
I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES.
I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes.
I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads..
I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
And last but not least. I love the Yankees.