Lie Down in Darkness


It’s a sad truth that memoirs featuring the fraught relationships between authors and their children could nearly be their own genre by now. Earlier this week, Alexandra Styron, daughter of Sophie’s Choice author William Styron, added her own book to the canon; the memoir, Reading My Father, sheds light on what it was like growing up as his youngest daughter, including details on a family life that featured a number of literary luminaries and other notable names and the volatile emotions of her father, who documented his struggles with depression in Darkness Visible. She’ll be reading from the memoir and answering questions on Monday night at BookCourt.

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