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The Most Wonderful Books: Writers on Discovering the Pleasures of Reading

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Great contemporary writers describe the books and the events that made them into lifelong readers

Most people can remember the first book that they really loved — the one that they read over and over, day and night, because it took them someplace they never wanted to leave Or they can recall the person — a teacher, a parent, a librarian — who showed them how words could make magic.

These are the memories that 57 of today's best writers share in The Most Wonderful Books — the stories, the experiences, and the people that made them lifelong readers. From Sherman Alexie recalling how Superman comics taught him how to read to Howard Norman's childhood rides in his town's bookmobile, this collection helps us to reconnect to the sheer delight of books. The contributors, although they came to reading in many different ways, almost universally remember how books allowed them to escape to other places and times, and helped them feel less alone. Included are Charles Baxter (The Night of the Hunter), Ethan Canin (The Stories of John Cheever), Lorrie Moore (The Fireside Book of Folk Songs), David Mura (Goodbye, Columbus), and Kathleen Norris (Peyton Place).

Inspiring for readers, teachers, librarians, and parents, The Most Wonderful Books is a testament to the importance of books, to both children and adults. It's also a welcome reminder that, as Gregory Maguire notes, "Reading is fun. Other reasons follow".

Synopsis:

Most people can remember the first book they really loved--or the person (a teacher, a parent, a librarian) who showed them how words could make magic. These are the memories that 57 of today's best writers share in "The Most Wonderful Books"--the stories, the experiences, and the people that made them lifelong readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571312167
Subtitle:
Writers on Discovering the Pleasures of Reading
Editor:
Dorris, Michael
Editor:
Dorris, Michael; Buchwald, Emilie
Editor:
Dorris, Michael
Editor:
Buchwald, Emilie
Author:
Dorris, Michael
Author:
Buchwald, Emilie
Editor:
Buchwald, Emilie
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Location:
Minneapolis, MN :
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Best books
Subject:
Authors, American -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
19970826
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 14.5 oz

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