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Reading for Writers: Some books to read for learning craft

Suzanne Lagrande "Writer, Creative Writing Teacher"
The list author says: "Here are some great books to read for understanding and learning the craft of writing. They're also great reads."
Night People (Gifford, Barry)
Night People (Gifford, Barry)
"A evocative name tells us a lot  with little: Rollo Lamar, Big Betty Stalcup Vernon Duke Douglas, Pearline Nail. Name conjure worlds: Fort Sumatra Detention Center for Wayward Women, The Saturn Bar.  In Night People, GiffordÂ’s names capture a wild, weird, wondrous world. For more notes on writing technique, visit: www.suzannelagrande.com"
CĂ©line: Journey to the End of the Night (Landmarks of World Literature)
CĂ©line: Journey to the End of the Night (Landmarks of World Literature)
The Famished Road
The Famished Road
The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Library)
The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Library)
Gold: Being the Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter
Gold: Being the Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter
Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harvest Book)
Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harvest Book)
"A wonderful book, filled with strange, unexpected, dream-like images.There are many things to learn and appreciate about Shun-Lien BynumÂ’s style and wonderful writing, among them how she makes use of white space."
Wisdom of the Heart (New Directions Paperbook)
Wisdom of the Heart (New Directions Paperbook)
Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities
The History of Love
The History of Love
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories