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ISBN-10: 0062968505
ISBN-13: 9780062968500
Publisher: HarperOne
Publish Date: 09/08/2020
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.40" W, 1.40" H

The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Hardcover

Price: $27.99

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY THE NEW YORK TIMES

With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today’s living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from American’s Librarian and recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Service Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.

Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America’s favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America’s most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark.

Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, The Writer’s Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today’s favorite authors–the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America’s literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer’s Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word.

The authors in The Writer’s Library are:

    Russell Banks

    TC Boyle

    Michael Chabon

    Susan Choi

    Jennifer Egan

    Dave Eggers

    Louise Erdrich

    Richard Ford

    Laurie Frankel

    Andrew Sean Greer

    Jane Hirshfield

    Siri Hustvedt

    Charles Johnson

    Laila Lalami

    Jonathan Lethem

    Donna Tartt

    Madeline Miller

    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Luis Alberto Urrea

    Vendela Vida

    Ayelet Waldman

    Maaza Mengiste

    Amor Towles

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"A spirited collection offering intimate insights into the writing life." –Kirkus Reviews
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Details

ISBN-10: 0062968505
ISBN-13: 9780062968500
Publisher: HarperOne
Publish Date: 09/08/2020
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.40" W, 1.40" H
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