In the photo at right, Joanne Woodward reads John O’Hara‘s 1958 novel FROM THE TERRACE (the 1960 paperback released by Bantam Books) while on the set of the 1960 film version, where she starred opposite husband Paul Newman

Reviews of FROM THE TERRACE (the novel) include: 

An uncommonly good novel . . . a considerable achievement.” Saturday Review

“More than any other American novelist, O’Hara has both reflected his times and captured the uniquely individual” Los Angeles Times


“O’Hara is one of those authors who unfortunately has been nearly forgotten, despite having been a highly popular writer in his day. This 1958 novel follows banking tycoon Alfred Eaton, whose external rise to power is matched by his internal disintegration.” Reed Business Information

Find FROM THE TERRACE by John O’Hara at