American writers don’t have the same kind of fame that they used to have. I bet that most people can’t even name many working American writers besides John Grisham and Toni Morrison. But there are so many writers who are crafting excellent books right under our noses. Here are four that are easily accessible at your local indie bookshop:
I had never read one of America’s great novelists, Philip Roth, until I finally got around to reading his novella, Everyman. The book doesn’t have a complicated structure or unusual sentences like many of his contemporaries—in fact, the book isn’t difficult to read at all. Instead, it offers straightforward insight and situations about death that are relevant to everyone, not only individuals who may be nearing the end.