Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksMy Library 0Sign In

Susan Orlean

author
journalist

Recommended Books

Susan Orlean is a journalist and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, and has contributed articles to many magazines including Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Outside.
3 books on the list
Sort by
Latest Recommendations First
Layout
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Elif Shafak - Oct 13, 2020
Goodreads Rating
Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Bookpage, NPR, Washington Post, and The EconomistA moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak.In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Lei...
Susan Orlean
Dec 16, 2020
Wonderful book!      source
Also recommended by
Nicola Sturgeon
News of the World
Paulette Jiles - Jun 20, 2017 (first published in 2016)
Goodreads Rating
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.In the wake of the Civil...
Susan Orlean
Dec 06, 2020
@jaikil @literati Oh!!!! Isn’t it gorgeous? And it's such a great book...      source
Also recommended by
Kurt Busiek
We Were the Mulvaneys
Joyce Carol Oates - Sep 01, 1997 (first published in 1996)
Goodreads Rating
The Mulvaneys of High Point Farm in Mt. Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a ...
Susan Orlean
Jun 07, 2020
@EmilyRNunn I loved that book so much.      source