Books on Writing We Like

Oakley Hall, The Art and Craft of Novel Writing and How Fiction Works

Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House and The Business of Memory

John Gardner, The Art of Fiction

Grace Paley, Just as I Thought and The Collected Stories

John Cheever, The Stories of John Cheever

Ted Solotaroff, A Few Good Voices in My Head

Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners

Phillip Lopate, The Art of the Personal Essay

Anne Charters, The Story and Its Writer

Alan Cheuse and Lisa Alvarez, Writer's Workshop in a Book: The Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction, Introduction by Richard Ford