Mrs. Bridge, by Evan S. Connell
“My list of favorite books changes daily, if not hourly, but there are a few that I turn to over and over again as a writer. Whenever I begin to doubt the entire project of writing, I pick up Mrs. Bridge and am reassured.”
—Annie Barrows’s books include The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ($15, amazon.com) and the Ivy and Bean series of children’s books.
To buy: $15, amazon.com.