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The most wonderful books : writers on discovering the pleasures of reading

Author: Michael Dorris; Emilie Buchwald
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Milkweed Editions ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1997.
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Authors describe how they became readers through contact with children's favorites, traditionally accepted classics, and a wide variety of other reading material.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dorris; Emilie Buchwald
ISBN: 1571312161 9781571312167
OCLC Number: 36111972
Notes: "Published in association with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress."
Description: xv, 297 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Superman and me / Sherman Alexie --
We think so then, and we thought so still / Nicholson Baker --
A more certain alliance / Marion Dane Bauer --
Infectious reading / Charles Baxter --
How I was saved / Ethan Canin --
An appetite as great as any other / Alan Cheuse --
A few thoughts on pleasure and meaning / Jennifer C Cornell --
When a picture is worth a thousand words / Ruth Coughlin --
Stray influences / Charlie D'Ambrosio --
Making friends with Nancy / Dianne Donovan --
The outsider / Kathleen Eagle --
Overbooked / Bob Edwards --
About reading / Gretel Ehrlich --
The next book / Barbara Juster Esbensen --
My life in fiction / Michael Feldman --
The inwards / Max Garland --
"It's agony, Betty! Agony!" / David Gates --
To write--to read and vice versa / Doris Grumbach --
A letter to Mark Rudman / Thom Gunn --
Reading, being read to, and reading together / Rachel Hadas --
Journey of a lifetime / Juanita Havill --
Kafka & the Titanic / Ursula Hegi --
More shelf space / Bill Holm --
The magic of reading / Ellen Howard --
A house of books: my book house / Susan Kenney --
Years in the life / Perri Klass --
First books / Wayne Koestenbaum --
King: a dog of the north / Ted Kooser --
In the company of books / Caroline Leavitt --
Orphans, stalwarts, and plucky girls / Elinor Lipman --
Reading up / Susan Lowell --
Apologies of a bookworm / Gregory Maguire --
Myself reading / J.D. McClatchy --
Up in the back room / Alyce Miller --
Confessions of a child reader / Susan Mitchell --
The fireside book of fire / Lorrie Moore --
Goodbye, Columbus / David Mura --
Dolls alive / Cornelia Nixon --
Bus problems / Howard Norman --
In my mother's lap / Kathleen Norris --
Wealthy with words / Naomi Shihab Nye --
On the way to books / Robert Olmstead --
Why do I read? / Katherine Paterson --
Some notes on reading / Robert Pinsky --
Disorder, sorrow, and early reading / Mark Rudman --
You with your nose in a book / Marjorie Sandor --
My back pages / Greg Sarris --
A platypus in the garden / George Shannon --
A private addiction / Bapsi Sidhwa --
Learning to read / Mona Simpson --
In bed with a book / Debra Spark --
Janitor's daughter / Scott Spencer --
Babes in the wood / Faith Sullivan --
Across the marsh / Jane Resh Thomas --
Midi / Rosanna Warren --
The adult section / Larry Watson --
Traveling in space / Meg Wolitzer.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Dorris & Emilie Buchwald.

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