Below are Carrie Preston's favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.
From her regular role on “True Blood” to her kooky-but-brilliant lawyer, Elisbeth Tascioni—a recurring fave on CBS’s long-running “The Good Wife” (and guest star on spin-off “The Good Fight,”) fans of Carrie Preston now get the pleasure of watching her sink her nails into TNT’s delicious new girl power dramedy, “Claws.” See the full list...
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Although I have been doing plays since I was eight-years-old, it was only when I started doing Shakespeare at age 19 at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival that I felt like my career started. I learned from master teachers at the University of Evansville, at Juilliard, at Shakespeare festivals all over the country, eventually landing at Shakespeare in the Park in NYC. That show transferred, so I got to make my Broadway debut doing “The Tempest” with Patrick Stewart. I owe so much to Shakespeare. Nothing is more humbling and more exhilarating than taking ahold of those sacred words and riding them like a wave. If I could only take one book to the island, this one would do just fine.
The Oxford English Dictionary
If I’m going to be on a desert island with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” believe me I’m going to need this book, too. The forest of his words is sometimes pretty thick, and having a dictionary helps illuminate your way. I use the dictionary all the time when I’m reading or working on scripts.
Member of the Wedding
I’ve been fascinated by Frankie, the heroine of the book, ever since I was 14. McCullers really captures adolescence and, as Frankie puts it, that feeling of being “an unjoined person.” I would imagine on a desert island, I might want to be able to articulate those feelings of longing to belong.
From: $135.87 Guns, Germs and Steel
$164.89 Dark Matter
$191.29 The Anxiety of Influence, A Theory of Poetry
$133.94 The Autobiography of Malcom X
as told to Alex Haley
From: $145.98 Just Kids
From: $160.87 Hamlet
From: $137.92 Yellow Silk: Erotic Arts and Letters
edited by Lily Pond and Richard Russo
$169.69 The Wall
$230.64 A Bend in the River
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