Book List in Order: 4 titles

  • In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world.The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is “long...


  • In the introduction to these 21 stories, Conroy, head of the Iowa Writers Workshop, states that the collection is proof that serious writers exist, that they work to very high standards... and contribute to the forward movement of American literary h...



  • First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of l...