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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

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A Reader’s Book of Days combines the sly charm of Schott’s Original Miscellany with the informative breadth of the Intellectual Devotional series. Jeopardy! champion and book maven Tom Nissley has combed literary history to capture the stories that make writers’ lives perennially fascinating: their epiphanies, embarrassments, and achievements. Each handsome page is devoted to a single day of the year and features original accounts of events in the lives of great writers (Proust starting In Search of Lost Time, Conrad defending the crew of the Titanic just days after it sank) and fictional events that took place within beloved books (the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy; the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie).

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Candy for any book lover: an addictively readable day-by-day literary companion and guide from a former bookseller and eight-time Jeopardy! champion.

About the Author

Tom Nissley is an eight-time champion on Jeopardy! and former Amazon book editor. He holds a PhD in English literature and has written for the Paris Review Daily, The Millions, and The Stranger. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393239621
Subtitle:
True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Author:
Nissley, Tom
Author:
Neborsky, Joanna
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
20.96 x 15.56 mm

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