O'Connor offers an exceptional insight into the human condition. Her characters are memorable and morals wickedly learned. She has a talent for including topics of divinity and religion without putting off her audience or being 'too preachy.' By far, she is the author that has had the greatest impact on my own writing style and aspirations. She is a role model for composing a short story.I recommend writing these classic works. If you are a writer, adding O'Connor to your library is a MUST!