Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates- which was made into a movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio- tells the story of a young couple in the mid-1950s who want more out of life - or do they? Yates' depiction of character and behavior is so incisive it hurts. And fans of Mad Men will be very interested in this view of America, published in 1961.
Have you been meaning to read Marcel Proust this summer? Well have you?? Good, because In Search of Lost Time (or as it has been known, Rememberance of Things Past), Volume I Swann's Way is available right now, and just when you finish it the other six volumes might be returned. Go here for Jane Smiley's primer on how (and why) to read Proust's epic.
|Marcel Proust, just before eating the madeline that started it all|
And that's what's in the stacks.