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LBB Book Club: Reader Beware! discusses The Sundial

Tuesday, February 9th, 7pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting


Join Reader Beware! for a reading group discussion of Sundial by Shirley Jackson.

Get The Sundial for 20% off by phone and online during the months of January and February!



Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial

When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Hallorans and their hangers-on will be spared, and the family finds itself engulfed in growing madness, fear, and violence as they prepare for a terrible new world.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) received wide critical acclaim for her short story “The Lottery,” which was first published in the New Yorker in 1948. Her works available from Penguin Classics include We Have Always Lived in the CastleThe Haunting of Hill House, and Come Along with Me and Life Among the Savages available from Penguin.

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, the novel Big Machine, and several other works of fiction. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the PEN/Open Book Award, he lives in Queens, New York.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting
The Sundial Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Victor LaValle (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143107064
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Penguin Classics - January 28th, 2014