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There are so many fantastic authors and great books out there that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Start Here solves that problem; it tells you how to read your way into 25 amazing authors from a wide range of genres--from classics to contemporary fiction to comics. Each chapter presents an author, explains why you might want to try them, and lays out a 3- or 4-book reading sequence designed to help you experience fully what they have to offer. It’s a fun, accessible, and informative way to enrich your reading life. A wide array of writers, critics, and bloggers offer their expertise and passion for these authors to help you get started reading authors you’ve always wanted to try. Includes chapters by Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus) on Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) on Bernard Malamud, Linda Fairstein (The Alexandra Cooper Series) on Edgar Allan Poe, and Kevin Smokler (Practical Classics) on Sherman Alexie. Also includes chapters on readIng your way Into: Margaret Atwood Jane Austen Ray Bradbury Italo Calvino Philip K Dick Charles Dickens E.M. Forster Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ernest Hemingway Zora Neale Hurston John Irving Stephen King Cormac McCarthy Herman Melville Arthur Miller Alice Munro Haruki Murakami Richard Russo Zadie Smith David Foster Wallace Colson Whitehead

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