The Book That Matters Most A Novel

The Book That Matters Most  A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 0393253848
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book That Matters Most A Novel Book Excerpt:

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

The Book That Matters Most

The Book That Matters Most
Author: Ann Hood
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 9780393354096
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book That Matters Most Book Excerpt:

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author o The Knitting Circle.

How to Write a Book That Sells You

How to Write a Book That Sells You
Author: Robin Colucci
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1480802050
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Book That Sells You Book Excerpt:

More than eighty percent of Americans believe they should write and publish a book, but less than one percent actually does so. In How to Write a Book That Sells You, author Robin Colucci guides coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs in writing and publishing a book that can become a power tool in their businesses. The steps presented in this guide seek to help you avoid or handle most of the blocks, distractions, and misunderstandings that prevent people from becoming authors. It teaches you how to excavate your most radical, leading-edge ideas and write a book that excites your audience and expands your impact. "If you are serious about creating a book that doesn't limp across the finish line, you need Robin Colucci's How to Write a Book That Sells You. It is the perfect launching pad to craft and create a book that generates superb credibility, connects you with your target audience, and seeds your financial empire. This is a title that delivers what it says. Judith Briles, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms "Robin Colucci's How to Write a Book That Sells You shows readers the steps to write a book that builds credibility, influence, and drives readers to buy. A must read for anyone who wants to profit beyond book sales." Jill Lublin, 3x best selling author. Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift "Whether you're just a beginner or a seasoned author, How to Write A Book that Sells You is required reading for success in today's electronically evolving market. Michael R. Drew, Promote A Book, 79 Consecutive Wall Street Journal, USA Today & New York Times best-sellers

The Book You Were Born to Write

The Book You Were Born to Write
Author: Kelly Notaras
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 1401955614
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book You Were Born to Write Book Excerpt:

A guide to writing a full-length transformational nonfiction book, from an editor with two decades' experience working with authors from all walks of life. "I know I have a book in me." "I've always wanted to be an author." "People always ask me when I'm going to write my book." "I have a story to tell, but I never seem to make time to write." These are just a sampling of the messages Kelly Notaras hears every day from would-be authors around the globe. Life coaches with new methodologies for living on purpose . . . energy workers who've discovered new ways to prevent disease and teach self-healing . . . everyday heroes and heroines who have made it through difficult circumstances and want to inspire others to do the same. In today's tumultuous world, we need these voices in the marketplace. Moreover, publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? This book will light the way--offering a simple, step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.

The Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust
Author: Stephen M. R. Covey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 1847396224
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Speed of Trust Book Excerpt:

From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son come a revolutionary book that will guide business leaders, public figures and their organizations towards unprecedented productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M. R. Covey, is the very basis of the 21st century's global economy, but its power is generally overlooked and misunderstood. Covey shows you how to inspire immediate trust in everyone you encounter - colleagues, constituents, the marketplace - allowing you to forego the time-killing and energy-draining check and balance bureaucracies that are so often relied upon in lieu of actual trust.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN: 0345512502
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Book Excerpt:

"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart. BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Love and Other Consolation Prizes.

Books in the Digital Age

Books in the Digital Age
Author: John B. Thompson
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2005-03-25
ISBN: 0745634788
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books in the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

The book publishing industry is going through a period of profound and turbulent change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of the book in an age preoccupied with computers and the internet? How has the book publishing industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This is the first major study of the book publishing industry in Britain and the United States for more than two decades. Thompson focuses on academic and higher education publishing and analyses the evolution of these sectors from 1980 to the present. He shows that each sector is characterized by its own distinctive ‘logic’ or dynamic of change, and that by reconstructing this logic we can understand the problems, challenges and opportunities faced by publishing firms today. He also shows that the digital revolution has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on the book publishing business, although the real impact of this revolution has little to do with the ebook scenarios imagined by many commentators. Books in the Digital Age will become a standard work on the publishing industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It will be of great interest to students taking courses in the sociology of culture, media and cultural studies, and publishing. It will also be of great value to professionals in the publishing industry, educators and policy makers, and to anyone interested in books and their future.

The Western Canon

The Western Canon
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN: 0547546483
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Western Canon Book Excerpt:

Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afro-centrism, and the New Historicism.

Piece of Mind A Novel

Piece of Mind  A Novel
Author: Michelle Adelman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-02-08
ISBN: 0393245713
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piece of Mind A Novel Book Excerpt:

Told with warmth and intelligence, Piece of Mind introduces one of the most endearing and heroic characters in contemporary fiction. At twenty-seven, Lucy knows everything about coffee, comic books, and Gus (the polar bear at the Central Park Zoo), and she possesses a rare gift for drawing. But since she suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age of three, she has had trouble relating to most people. She’s also uncommonly messy, woefully disorganized, and incapable of holding down a regular job. When unexpected circumstances force her out of the comfortable and protective Jewish home where she was raised and into a cramped studio apartment in New York City with her college-age younger brother, she must adapt to an entirely different life—one with no safety net. Over the course of a challenging summer, Lucy is forced to discover that she has more strengths than she herself knew.

Humanist Reason

Humanist Reason
Author: Eric Hayot
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 0231552378
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanist Reason Book Excerpt:

Ask just about any humanist, and you will hear that the humanities are in a crisis. Facing utilitarian approaches to education, the corporatization of the university, plummeting enrollments, budget cuts, and political critiques from right, left, and center, humanists find themselves on the defensive. Eric Hayot argues that it is time to make a positive case for what the humanities are and what they can become. Hayot challenges scholars and students in the humanities to rethink and reconsider the work they do. Examining the origins of the humanist ethos in nineteenth-century Germany and tracing its philosophical roots back to Immanuel Kant, Hayot returns to the history of justifications for the humanities in order to build the groundwork for their future development. He develops the concept of “humanist reason” to understand the nature of humanist intellectual work and lays out a series of principles that undergird this core idea. Together, they constitute a provocative intellectual and practical program for a new way of thinking about the humanities, humanist thought, and their role in the university and beyond. Rather than appealing to familiar ethical or moral rationales for the importance of the humanities, Humanist Reason lays out a new vision that moves beyond traditional disciplines to demonstrate what the humanities can tell us about our world.

The Lost Notebook of douard Manet A Novel

The Lost Notebook of   douard Manet  A Novel
Author: Maureen Gibbon
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 0393867161
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Notebook of douard Manet A Novel Book Excerpt:

Set in the richly drawn art world of nineteenth-century Paris, this stunning historical novel imagines Édouard Manet’s last days in an indelible snapshot of genius, illness, and the dying embers of passion. Suffering from the complications of syphilis toward the end of his life, Édouard Manet begins to jot down his daily impressions, reflections, and memories in a notebook. He travels for healing respites in the French countryside and finds inspiration in nature—a cloud of dragonflies, peonies blanketed by the morning dew. Back in Paris, the artist holds court in his studio and meets a mysterious muse, Suzon. Entranced by Suzon’s cool blue eyes, he decides to paint his final masterpiece, A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, life-sized—and wagers his health to complete it. In a sensual portrait of Manet’s last years, illustrated with his own sketches, Maureen Gibbon offers a vibrant testament to the endurance of the artistic spirit.

Older

Older
Author: Pamela Redmond Satran
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN: 1529414482
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Older Book Excerpt:

'I loved every bit of this novel, and finished it with a giant smile on my face' - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways. Liza never dreamed that anyone would be interested in her life, let alone buy a book about it. But when she publishes a thinly veiled novel about a woman posing as a millennial, called Younger, not only is the book a hit, but her old friend Kelsey wants to turn into a TV show. Flying off to Los Angeles to help write the pilot, Liza leaves behind her on-again off-again boyfriend Josh, her pregnant daughter, and her best friend Maggie. But as Liza is swept up in the heady world of Hollywood, she finds herself thinking less and less of her life back home in New York. And when she meets Hugo Fielding - the devastatingly handsome and incredibly flirtatious Brit playing her boss on the show - she toes the line between having a crush and falling in love. Torn between New York and Los Angeles, a familiar love and a risky one, an established career and a shot at stardom, Liza must decide if it's too late to go to the ball . . . and if she even wants to. The hotly anticipated sequel to the beloved Younger - now a hit TV series from the creator of Sex and the City, Darren Star, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff.

Shining Sea

Shining Sea
Author: Anne Korkeakivi
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 0316307858
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shining Sea Book Excerpt:

An arresting and absorbing novel that spans decades, drawing us into the turbulent lives of a family in Southern California after the sudden death of the father. Beginning in 1962 with a shocking loss, Shining Sea quickly pulls us into the lives of forty-three -year-old Michael Gannon's widow and offspring. Brilliantly described and utterly alive on the page, the Gannon clan find themselves charting paths they never anticipated, for decades to come. Told with a cinematic sweep, Shining Sea transports us from World War II to the present day, crisscrossing from the beaches of Southern California to the Woodstock rock festival, from London's gritty nightlife in the eighties to Scotland's remote Inner Hebrides, from the dry heat of Arizona to the fertile farmland of Massachusetts. Epic, tender, and beautifully rendered, Shining Sea is the portrait of an American family-a profound depiction of the ripple effects of war, the passing down of memory, the making of myth, and the power of the ideal of heroism to lead us astray but sometimes also to keep us afloat.

Amanda Wakes Up

Amanda Wakes Up
Author: Alisyn Camerota
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 0399564012
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amanda Wakes Up Book Excerpt:

“Amanda Gallo is my kind of girl: funny, self-aware, and unable to resist a makeover. . . . I loved this novel.” —Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada and When Life Gives You Lululemons “Entertaining.” —People When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the anchor job of her dreams at FAIR News, she thinks she’s finally made it: a six-figure salary, wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. Instead, she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse: battling for hair and makeup time; coping with her sexist (but scathingly handsome) coanchor, Rob; and showing Benji Diggs, her media maestro boss, that she’s got what it takes. As the news heats up in a hotly contested election season and a wildcard candidate, former Hollywood actor Victor Fluke, appears on the scene, Amanda’s pressure-cooker job gets hotter while her personal life unravels. Walking a knife’s edge between ambition and survival, and about to break the biggest story of her career, Amanda must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead—and what she needs to hold onto to save herself.

How to be Both

How to be Both
Author: Ali Smith
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 0241965616
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to be Both Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2015 WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 WINNER OF THE 2014 COSTA NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY LITERARY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 NOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance. 'Brims with palpable joy' Daily Telegraph 'She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense' Alain de Botton 'I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul' Evening Standard Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Artful, There but for the, Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.

Around the World in 366 Tales December Danger

Around the World in 366 Tales   December Danger
Author: Steve Wilson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0244496919
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around the World in 366 Tales December Danger Book Excerpt:

Mommy Time

Mommy Time
Author: Sarah Arthur
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1414374755
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mommy Time Book Excerpt:

Every new mom experiences a myriad of emotions--joy, love, the frightening, yet terrific reality that you are now responsible for a tiny little dependent. And in the midst of all these emotions--and burpings, feedings, diaper changes, and quick naps--moms need to be reminded of God's awesomeness. In this gift-like book, new mom and best-selling author Sarah Arthur writes about how delivering her son three weeks early reminds her of God's timing, how her trip home from the hospital with her newborn son tucked away in his car seat points to God being in control even when she is fearful, and how a mom's concern over friendly strangers touching her young child in the grocery store also reminds her that people are sent to help. In a fresh and contemplative style, Arthur sits alongside Mom and helps her understand that God is in control . . . even when her life feels drastically out of control. This devotional will be a great companion for Mom during the small amount of time she gets to sit and be still and think of the truths of God's word, while relating it to her new favorite subject--her baby.

Guide to Literary Agents 30th Edition

Guide to Literary Agents 30th Edition
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 0593332105
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Literary Agents 30th Edition Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent, fully revised and updated No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 30th edition is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 30th edition of GLA includes: • Hundreds of updated listings for literary agents and writing conferences • Informative articles on crafting effective queries, synopses, and book proposals (and the agent query tracker) • Plus, a 30-Day Platform Challenge to help writers build their writing platforms • Includes 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing

Now You See the Sky

Now You See the Sky
Author: Catharine H. Murray
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 1617756717
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now You See the Sky Book Excerpt:

"Murray's lucid meditations and living-in-the-moment attitude--e.g., providing simple pleasures like a favorite food to a sick child--serve as useful reminders to all of us that life is precious and fleeting and must be enjoyed to the fullest. It's a simple message but an important one. As much a eulogy to Chan as a testament to the joy of life, the book is a heartwarming tale of dealing with life-altering loss...A tender, love-filled story of how one woman dealt with the loss of a young child." --Kirkus Reviews "A compassionate journey in grief and recovery...The memoir is the transcendence from the grief that soon finds this joyful young family." --207 "Catharine H. Murray's middle son, Chan, was diagnosed with a rare and complicated form of leukemia at the heartbreaking age of five. After Western medicine did all it could do, Catharine, her husband, and her three boys moved to a remote cabin in Thailand where Chan spent his final months. Today we're talking about her book Now You See the Sky, a beautiful memoir that recounts the devastating reality of the loss of her child...and how death asked her to 'nail her feet to the floor' to stay present throughout." --Coming Back with Shelby Forsythia (podcast) "A gorgeously written memoir that burrows deep into the heart." --Brevity Magazine "Now You See the Sky is singular--as wise, beautiful, and elegiac as it is specific and in-the-moment. It's a rare memoir in that it gives the impression that time can be stopped. There are images in here, gestures of love, and its hard conversations, that a reader will remember forever." --Rick Bass, author of For a Little While "Powerful! More than an intimate and heartbreaking story of parenting a child with leukemia, Now You See the Sky is a lesson in accepting the raw uncertainties of life. Murray gives the reader the gift of her hard-won fortitude and compassion to carry as our own." --Melissa Coleman, author of This Life Is in Your Hands "Now You See the Sky might be set in Thailand but even after only a few pages this gorgeous debut memoir is located firmly in the reader's heart. I thank and applaud Catharine H. Murray for the openness, honesty, and beauty with which she tells this ungilded story of a mother's love for a dying child. An essential recommendation for those living with loss." --Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of This Is Paradise "Catharine H. Murray's Now You See the Sky is a deeply powerful, brave story about the kind of loss no parent ever wants to imagine. Set in an Eastern culture that embraces and honors that unimaginable loss, this stunning book will open the eyes and hearts of its readers to a different and soul-sustaining way of coping with the death of a beloved child." --Marianne Leone, author of Jesse: A Mother's Story Now You See the Sky is a memoir about love, motherhood, and loss. When Catharine H. Murray travels to a small town on the banks of the Mekong River to work at a refugee camp, she falls in love and marries a local man with whom she has three sons. When their middle son is diagnosed with cancer at age five, their pursuit of a cure takes them from Thailand to Seattle, before they eventually return to Thailand, settling on a remote mountaintop. Full of honesty and grace, Now You See the Sky--the debut selection in Ann Hood's new Gracie Belle imprint--allows the reader to witness the fathomless loss of a beloved child and learn how tragedy can transform us, expand our vision, and make us more fully alive.

Morningstar Growing Up With Books

Morningstar  Growing Up With Books
Author: Ann Hood
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 0393254828
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morningstar Growing Up With Books Book Excerpt:

“[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by Reading Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of reading, novelist Ann Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of literature. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks of books. In Morningstar, Hood recollects with warmth and honesty how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and Grapes of Wrath dramatically influenced her political thinking while the Vietnam War and Kent State shootings became headline news, and classics such as Dr. Zhivago and Les Misérables stoked her ambitions to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform—even save—our own lives.