Daily Circuit guests recommend…

David Stuart MacLean — the author of the wonderful new memoir, “The Answer to the Riddle is Me” — offers his recommendations for great books to get you through the rest of winter. If you missed David on The Daily Circuit this week, take a listen here. His story will make you grateful for all your memories — good and bad. In the meantime, his suggestions:

Memoirs:

“The Lover,” by Marguerite Duras
“Still Life with Oysters and Lemon,” by Mark Doty
“Duke of Deception: Memories of my Father,” by Geoffrey Wolff
“Being with Rachel: A Story of Memory and Survival,” by Karen Brennan
“Down and Out in Paris and London,” by George Orwell
“You Can’t Win,” by Jack Black

Collections of essays that “I think are incredible”:

“The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher,” by Lewis Thomas
“The Boys of My Youth,” by Jo Ann Beard
“Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays,” by Eula Biss

Fiction:

“Pym,” by Mat Johnson
“The Day of the Locust,” by Nathanael West
Anything by W.G. Sebald
“Pedro Paramo,” by Juan Rulfo
“English, August: An Indian Story,” by Upamanyu Chatterjee

Poetry:

“Winter Stars,” by Larry Levis
“Diving into the Wreck,” by Adrienne Rich