Seeing is Believing Workshop Follow-up

Thanks for a great session everyone. As promised, here is a list of authors/books (in various categories) that in my opinion, make good use of the senses. Please feel free to add to this list so we can exchange ideas for our bookshelves and syllabi. ~~Sandy Barron

Crime/dark: Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Mystic River & Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The Stand by Stephen King
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

War fiction: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
The Things they Carried by Tim O’Brien

General: Beach Music by Pat Conroy
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Love in the Time of the Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Evening by Susan Minot
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Art/historical: Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Short Story: Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oats, Jhumpa Lahiri

Non-Fiction:Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo,Into the Wild by John Krakauer,The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Humor: Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen


About Sandy Barron

Author of The Heiress of Water (HarperCollins, 2006) and Stay With Me (Harper, 2010)
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2 Responses to Seeing is Believing Workshop Follow-up

  1. Thanks, Sandy. Sorry I couldn’t make your workshop; perhaps next residency. I wish you a great year.

  2. writergirl says:

    Thank you Sandy – loved your workshop. Any suggestions on craft books? Creative non-fiction specifically…

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