6 Writers Reveal the Books That Changed Their Lives
Best-selling writers share the titles that transfixed, transported and transformed them.
5. Karen Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Grove
"Lucy Corin's debut story collection, The Entire Predicament, jolted me into an entirely fresh way of seeing the familiar. Imagine suddenly seeing in ultraviolet. Corin takes such pedestrian nouns as airplane, dentist, mouse, and supermarket checkout machine and drills cleanly through their superficial normalcy to reveal the luminous, undulant strangeness inside 'everyday reality.' I want to read every word she's written."