The Comforts Of Home: Short Story

Authors: O'Connor, Flannery
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
BISAC/Subject: FIC000000
ISBN: 9781443440301, Related ISBNs: 1443440302, 9781443440301
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 25,
Audience: General/trade

When Thomas’s mother takes a young woman jailed for fraud under her wing, he is instantly wary of the newcomer. When his mother takes her charity even farther and invites the woman, Sarah, to live with them, Thomas predicts disaster and begins to take steps to have Sarah removed from their home and from his life.

“The Comforts of Home” was originally published in Flannery O’Connor’s 1965 short-story anthology, Everything That Rises Must Converge, and deals with themes familiar in many of O’Connor’s works, including religion and morality.

HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Sign up for our literacy platform for reading at home

LightSail includes up to 6,000 high interest, Lexile aligned book titles with every student subscription. Other titles are available for individual purchase.

Watch the power of

Lightsail in action



Immediately Engage Students
Immediately Engage Students
Simple intuitive design has classrooms reading within minutes.
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Students love the LightSail experience and naturally spend more time reading.
Accelerate Literacy Development
Accelerate Literacy Development
Students reading 25 minutes a day on LightSail are seeing 2+ years of Lexile growth in a single year.

LightSail Education is a comprehensive Lexile and standards-aligned, literacy platform and digital e-book library. Including multimodal learning functionality and featuring books from leading publishers, LightSail holistically assesses and nurtures each student on their reading and writing-to-learn journey, throughout elementary, middle, and high school.

*LightSail offers a 2,000 or a 6,000 title bundle with its student subscriptions. Other titles are available for individual purchase.