RIFFLE EDITOR'S CHOICE: ESSENTIAL CLASSIC BOOKS FOR JANUARY 2016

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If you love classics or literary fiction, you should check out these seven books being published in January 2016.

ALIVE, ALIVE OH! by Diana Athill: The memoir of renowned editor and author Diana Athill, published Jan. 4.

SAILOR AND FIDDLER by Herman Wouk: A memoir in two parts about Wouk's military career, work as a writer, and faith, published Jan. 5.

STORIES I TELL MYSELF: GROWING UP WITH HUNTER S. THOMPSON by Juan F. Thompson: Thompson writes about his perspective as the son of the journalist Hunter S. Thompson, published Jan. 5.

THE PAST by Tessa Hadley: a novel exploring the psychological turmoil of secrets within a family, published Jan. 5.

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE by Helen Ellis: a collection of short stories commentating on the experience of womanhood and domesticity, published Jan. 12.

ROSALIE LIGHTNING: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR by Tom Hart: a memoir by the cartoonist Tom Hart about his daughter's death and his family's grief and recovery, published Jan. 12.

THOMAS MURPHY by Roger Rosenblatt: a novel about the connection between an aging poet and a young blind woman, published Jan. 19.

  • Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

  • Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author

  • Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

  • The Past: A Novel

  • American Housewife: Stories

  • Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir

  • Thomas Murphy: A Novel