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Audrey Niffenegger, the New York Times bestselling author of The Time Travelers Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, has crafted her first graphic novel after the success of her two critically acclaimed “novels-in-pictures.” First serialized as a weekly column in the UKs Guardian newspaper, The Night Bookmobile tells the story of a wistful woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read. Seeing her history and most intimate self in this library, she embarks on a search for the bookmobile. But her search turns into an obsession, as she longs to be reunited with her own collection and memories.

 

The Night Bookmobile is a haunting tale of both transcendence and the passion for books, and features the evocative full-color pen-and-ink work of one of the worlds most beloved storytellers.

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"Novelist and visual artist Niffenegger brings the dark dreaminess that characterized her bestselling novels to her first full-length graphic novel. After a fight with her boyfriend one night, Alexandra goes for a walk and comes upon a bookmobile. When she goes inside to look at the books, she discovers that it's a library of her own reading history; every book she's ever read, including her diary, is on the shelf. As her life continues, she searches for the bookmobile, but years go by before she finds it again. Meanwhile she becomes a librarian and a loner, eventually deciding that she wants to work in the bookmobile, though the price for doing so is high. Niffenegger's full-color art has a naïve tone, with sometimes stiff figures, and text written in childlike script. The simplicity of the images contrasts with sophisticated page layouts in which she plays with panels and perspective. The story was originally serialized in the Guardian, and in an afterword, Niffenegger reveals that the book is the first volume in a larger project. At heart this romantic, melancholy tale is a paean to reading and to the life one person lives through books. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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First serialized as a weekly column in the UK's "Guardian" newspaper, "The Night Bookmobile" tells the story of a wistful woman who searches for a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read.

About the Author

Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestseller The Time Travelers Wife, as well as Her Fearful Symmetry. She is also the author and illustrator of two Abrams “novels-in-pictures,” The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress. She lives in Chicago.

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kimsb, November 26, 2010 (view all comments by kimsb)
I had to read Audrey Niffenegger's new work as I adore her novel The Time Traveler's Wife. The Night Bookmobile is a graphic novel for adults that you will read in one sitting. Imagine stumbling upon a bookmobile on a late night's walk; a bookmobile that houses only books YOU have read in your lifetime. The ending will knock your socks off!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810996175
Author:
Niffenegger, Audrey
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Crime & Mystery
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20100901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
7.50 x 11.50 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Novelist and visual artist Niffenegger brings the dark dreaminess that characterized her bestselling novels to her first full-length graphic novel. After a fight with her boyfriend one night, Alexandra goes for a walk and comes upon a bookmobile. When she goes inside to look at the books, she discovers that it's a library of her own reading history; every book she's ever read, including her diary, is on the shelf. As her life continues, she searches for the bookmobile, but years go by before she finds it again. Meanwhile she becomes a librarian and a loner, eventually deciding that she wants to work in the bookmobile, though the price for doing so is high. Niffenegger's full-color art has a naïve tone, with sometimes stiff figures, and text written in childlike script. The simplicity of the images contrasts with sophisticated page layouts in which she plays with panels and perspective. The story was originally serialized in the Guardian, and in an afterword, Niffenegger reveals that the book is the first volume in a larger project. At heart this romantic, melancholy tale is a paean to reading and to the life one person lives through books. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , First serialized as a weekly column in the UK's "Guardian" newspaper, "The Night Bookmobile" tells the story of a wistful woman who searches for a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read.
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