Synopses & Reviews
Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again.
The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves.
"Rarest of all, [Nancy] Goldstone can write. Her sentences are clean, flowing, intelligent, even arch. This Goldstone woman has a talent that you cannot buy." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
"[Lawrence Goldstone] can tell a story!" --Los Angeles Times on Rights
"No doubt about it. Nancy Bazelon Goldstone has written a very funny book." --New York Times Book Review on Trading Up
"Charming."--The New York Times
"Their enthusiasm is everywhere infectious...delightful...the pages are radiant with a pervasive love of literature."--The Washington Times
"The authors' descriptions are evocative, their storytelling compassionate-- and frequently hilarious. A sort of Year in Provence for book lovers."--Kirkus Reviews
"Most books about books are as stuffy and musty as a 400-year-old binding, but the Goldstones' prose is as sprightly and readable as the 'modern firsts' they began to add to their collections. I read it in one sitting."--Rocky Mountain News
"An entertaining introduction to the world of book collecting."--Publishers Weekly
When Nancy Goldstone bought a vintage copy of "War and Peace" to win a birthday bet with co-author Larry, the couple began their journey into the world of book collecting, meeting a hilarious cast of eccentrics along the way. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, this book provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.
About the Author
's first novel, Rights,
won a New American Writing Award. He has written for the Advocate
and teaches creative writing at New York University.
Nancy Goldstone has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, the Boston Herald, Lear's, the Boston Phoenix, and the New York Daily News, as well as several novels. The Goldstones live in Westport, Connecticut.