Order of Pearl S. Buck Books

Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was an American author of literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Medal for her novel The Good Earth. Pearl was the daughter of American missionaries and spent much of her early life in China, which is where she set the majority […]


Order of Hilary Mantel Books

Hilary Mantel was an English author of historical fiction and literary fiction novels. She wrote the Thomas Cromwell/Wolf Hall Trilogy. Hilary studied law at the London School of Economics, but transferred to the University of Sheffield where she graduated as Bachelor of Jurisprudence. After marrying geologist Gerald McEwen, she lived in Botswana and then Saudi […]


Order of Donna Tartt Books

Donna Tartt is an American author of literary fiction. She has written the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend and The Goldfinch. Donna has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014 and the WH Smith Literary Award in 2003. She was also named one of the Time’s 100 Most Influential People in […]


Order of Ann Patchett Books

Ann Patchett is an American author of literary fiction novels. Although born in Los Angeles, she grew up and still lives in Nashville, Tennessee. After she graduated from a private Catholic high school, Ann attended Sarah Lawrence College where she took writing classes alongside Allan Gurganus, Russell Banks, and Grace Paley. She then went to […]


Order of Graham Greene Books

Graham Greene (1904-1991) was an English author of literary fiction and thriller novels, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays and more. His writing explored ambivalent moral and political issues of the world at the time. Greene’s work often contained Catholic themes, although he objected to being referred to as a “Catholic novelist.” He spent the […]


Order of Sarah Addison Allen Books

Sarah Addison Allen is an American author of family saga, literary fiction and romance novels. Sarah grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, the daughter of a journalist and a great cook – giving her a strong appreciation for books and food. After graduating from college (where she majored in literature), she […]


Order of John Updike Books

John Updike (1932-2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and essayist. He is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom series, including the novels Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and a novella entitled Rabbit Remembered. He began his career as a staff writer with The New Yorker and […]


Order of Khaled Hosseini Books

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American author of literary fiction. When Khaled was 11 years old, his father got a job in Paris, where the family moved. Unable to return home to Afghanistan due to a political coup, the family got political asylum in the United States, moving to San Jose, California. In addition to being […]


Order of Katia Lief Books

Katia Lief is an American author of crime fiction, psychological thriller novels and literary fiction. She was born in France to American parents, but quickly moved back home to the East Coast of the United States where she grew up. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she would return to Paris. Months later, she returned […]


Order of Andrew Pyper Books

Andrew Pyper is a Canadian author of what has been termed “literary thrillers.” Pyper got his Bachelor’s and Master’s in English Literature from Montreal’s McGill University and then got his law degree from the University of Toronto (although has never practiced). Andrew currently lives in Toronto.