Our second post (see part one here) looking back at the authors we lost in 2019, with suggested titles from our catalog.
- Charles McCarry. This great spy novelist is often praised as the American John Le Carre. Check out his classic rendition of the JFK assassination, The Tears of Autumn.
- Vonda McIntyre. An American science fiction writer known for her complex world-building and attention to scientific detail: Try her Nebula Award winning The Moon and the Sun.
- W S Merwin. This prolific poet and translator’s Buddhist and deep ecological concerns can be fully experienced in The Essential W.S. Merwin.
- Edmund Morris. Author of definitive biographies of Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and – most recently – Thomas Edison.
- Toni Morrison. A towering figure in twentieth century literature and one of a handful of American Nobel laureates in that field; Beloved is generally acknowledged to be her masterpiece.
- Les Murray. Sample this leading Australian poet’s startling wit and invention via his New Selected Poems.
- Mary Oliver. Easily America’s bestselling and most beloved poet of the past quarter century. Readers new to Oliver should check out Devotions: The Selected Poems.
- Molly O’Neill. Few food writers can lay claim to a true culinary epic, but O’Neill’s One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking is just that.
- Anne Rivers Siddons. Popular writer known for evocative portrayals of Southern women examining their lives and roles in a society with often limited choices. Try Colony.
- Elizabeth Spencer. A masterful observer of human passions and foibles. Check out her 2014 story collection Starting Over.
- Gene Wolfe. This prolific fantasy and science-fiction author wrote challenging and imaginative stories that reward attentive readers with their depth and insight, such as his genre-bending 2013 novel The Land Across.
- Herman Wouk. In a career spanning seventy years, Wouk told epic tales of men and war, love and fate. Check out his Pulitzer Prize winning classic The Caine Mutiny.