I just reread The Heart is a Lonely Hunter which will always have my vote for the greatest American novel. It is heartbreaking and true. And best read in summer, the heat helps.

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  1. Just read this for the first time last month. Wish I’d waited until the summer heat set in, but loved it all the same. (Also, I’m a composer, and for the first time ever, was not turned off by an author writing about music and music making.)

  2. i love carson mccullers. she is one of my favorite authors. i think i have my next book club author! now to chose the book:) one of the best is member of the wedding.

  3. I have this on my shelf and reading your post really makes me want to get in to it! the title alone is one of the greatest.

  4. i read this a summer or two ago. i was stunned by its absolute beauty– truly great american fiction. it is ideal for the summer to-do list, for anyone. i’m adding to my plans for the season. thanks for the reminder.

  5. here here.

  6. I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time. I think I’ll add it to my summer list. That quote is really compelling. I’ve seen the 1968 film adaptation, which is not bad, but not great.

  7. I read this book as a teenager so long ago; no life experience and really liked the movie.

  8. My favorite summer book when I was 12. Reread it for years after. It’s this book and To Kill A Mockingbird.

  9. Thanks for recommending this book. Wonderful

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