Fiction: Gilead Trilogy, Marilynne Robinson. This Trilogy begins with Gilead, continues with Home, and concludes with Lila. The entire narrative is a single document, written on several occasions in a form combining journal and memoir. It comprises the fictional autobiogra- phy of the Reverend John Ames, an elderly pastor in the small, secluded town of Gilead, Iowa, who knows that he is dying of a heart condition. The story starts in 1956 and Ames explains he is writing for his young, seven-year-old son to read in the future when his father passes away.
Non-fiction: Harry’s Last Stand, Harry Leslie Smith. Smith wrote five books about life during the Great Depression, the Second World War, a post-war solemnity, and columns for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, International Business Times, and the Morning Star. Harry’s Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down and What we can do to Save it, as a lyrical, searing modern vilification that shows what the past can teach us, and how the future is up to us.
Youth: Every Day, Da- vid Levithan. Every Day was followed by Another Day and then by Somebody. Every Day is about a person referred to as “A,” who wakes up occupying a different body each day. “A” is not named because they roam from host to host every 24 hours. “A” awakens in the body of Justin, a teen-aged boy. “A” falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon and tries to prove to her, his love is real.