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A Reader S Book Of Days True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year

Author : Tom Nissley
ISBN : 9780393241495
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : UCAL:C3470730
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Ralph S True Stories

Author : Ralph Bowersox
ISBN : 9781450214162
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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His name is Ralph and his stories are true. This is an engaging book of memoirs, collected from letters submitted to local newspapers. Lavishly illustrated with 101 vintage and contemporary photographs, these entertaining and heartfelt stories reflect an ordinary man's extraordinary observations. Enjoy the good ol' days as Ralph revisits his youth growing up in rural Pennsylvania. Ralph relates episodes from school days in a one-room schoolhouse, farming and starting a business during the Great Depression, plus dating in the 1940s. There are lively accounts of parenting from the 1950s through the 1980s, as well as current chronicles and anecdotal observations of life. And there are tales of unusual pets, truncated vacations, and clever inventions narrated by a man whose life seems to continually offer up entertaining material. Follow Ralph's adventures as he describes his money-making schemes as a child during the Great Depression, trading his cantankerous horse for a bicycle, keeping kids in line on his school bus, and rescuing his grandson from the top of a fire tower. Enjoy witty insights into the life of a landlord. Share Ralph's enthusiasm for his new career as a writer for the local newspapers, begun when he was 81. These great stories are sure to stimulate your own personal memories and recollections and inspire many intergenerational conversations.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Athenaeum

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