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Posted: Nov 27 2010 at 1:07am | IP Logged Quote Chari

(asking here and on facebook......)

I have never read Flannery O' Connor. I am thinking it may be time to start.....any recommendations on which book to start with? Which one is considered her best?

Thanks, my bibliophilic friends!

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Posted: Feb 10 2011 at 4:10pm | IP Logged Quote onthelane

I've heard numerous, really inspiring, thoughtful homiies by Fr. Robert Barron (wordonfire.org) and he loves Flannery O'Connor. So I decided to give her a try.
After a few short stories, I wasn't all that drawn in, so asked another well-educated Flannery fan. His advice was to start w/ some of her earliest short stories and to use/search out a literature guide or some other such tool (which he couldn't recommend). He said that he'd initially had my experience, and it was only after he took a graduate seminar on her that his eyes were opened.He's been a huge fan ever since, and if he were not so far away, he'd be a great resource.
Still thinking of tackling her, but need to regroup.
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Posted: Feb 15 2011 at 1:48pm | IP Logged Quote Kyra

I like her in short bursts. I first read Good Country People and Everything that Rises Must Converge. I'd get one of her story collections and read a couple at a time.
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Posted: Feb 15 2011 at 1:50pm | IP Logged Quote Lisbet

I have a fat book full of her short stories. They are dark and odd. I like that, like Kyra, in spurts. I go on kicks. I love her pithy Catholic woman outlook.

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Posted: March 05 2011 at 9:57pm | IP Logged Quote dappledbeing

My fav is A Good Man Is Hard To Find.

Enjoy her work!

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