Reading Pathways is a regular Book Riot feature in which we suggest a three-book reading sequence for becoming acquainted with certain authors. Check out previous entries on Toni Morrison, Edith Wharton, John Steinbeck, and others.
Before you read Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout, make sure you've read these three titles, also by Strout. I promise, you will be rewarded.
If you're wondering where to start with Shirley Jackson books and short stories, look no further! We have your FULL guide to this prolific author.