Paul Bowles' groundbreaking classic novel The Sheltering Sky celebrates its 60th annivesary this fall and Dwight Garner wrote a very interesting piece about the novel and Paul Bowles and what the book's publication meant in yesterday's New York Times. Reading the piece made me think it would be a great book to introduce at book club, and that reading it, one could discuss the time period in which it appeared as well and how it influenced books that came after it. Ecco Books is offering 5 copies of The Sheltering Sky to give away in celebration of its anniversary. To enter to win, tell me in the comments about a modern classic like The Sheltering Sky that your club has read, or if you've read The Sheltering Sky, tell me about that! I'll choose 5 entries from all those received by midnight Friday, September 4th (US and Can only). Browse inside The Sheltering Sky, check out the reading group guide, and learn more about Paul Bowles.