The Shirley Journals

Image of a hand holding a dark-gray stone. Cheerful sun and grass surround it.   The panel reads: “We read ‘The Lottery’ in junior high.”
An image of three girls in gym shorts looming over another girl who is on her knees. “It isn’t fair, it isn’t right!” she exclaims.  The panel reads: “It had its resonances.”
 “When “The Lottery” was published in the New Yorker in 1948, the magazine received hundreds of letters—“the most mail the magazine had ever received for a work of fiction.”
Two figures stand in a vista of mountains. One says, “It was ‘The Cat Person’ of 1948.” The other responds: “?”

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