The next book we’ll be reading at the book club is probably by Flannery O’Connor. I read one of her books in grad school, for a course in Postmodern American literature. I passionately detested every one of the 14 books we read in that course. It never happened to me before or since that I’d hate so many books in a row. But I want to try this writer again because I have a feeling that much of the hatred for those books had to do with the way they were taught.