‘I’m currently reading Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. Published in 1919, it’s about small town life, its characters and their stories. I tend to lean towards American literature (it was my university degree subject), and this book is a bit of a pre-cursor to some of the great American writers of the 20th Century (Steinbeck, Faulkner, Hemingway etc.), so it has been on my list for a while. I wouldn’t describe it as a page-turner, more a bitter-sweet slow-burner for a rainy weekend (and there have been a few of those lately).’ Alex Allen, Senior Editorial Manager
“Winesburg, Ohio” reveals the hidden, enigmatic existences of the residents in a small town. In “Hands,” Wing Biddlebaum conceals his story of exile from a Pennsylvania town, mirrored by his hands. In “Adventure,” solitary Alice Hindman impulsively ventures out unclothed into the rain. The stories are intertwined with George Willard’s perspective, a young newspaper journalist who, much like his author, observes the bleak interactions and desolation within a community of secluded individuals.