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Tolstoy and the purple chair : my year of magical reading

Author: Nina Sankovitch
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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After the death of her sister, Nina Sankovitch kept her mind busy by dashing from one activity to another. Then on her forty-sixth birthday, she started reading a book a day and discovered the joy, healing, and wisdom.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Nonfiction
Literature
Named Person: Nina Sankovitch; Nina Sankovitch; Nina Sankovitch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Sankovitch
ISBN: 9780061999840 0061999849 9780061999857 0061999857
OCLC Number: 670475816
Description: x, 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On the cliff --
Crossing the bridge --
Return to the bookmobile --
Such beauty in the world --
In search of books and time --
Rearranging the rhythms --
The only balm to sorrow --
Looking for the star --
Finding another change --
To welcome the interloper --
Hearing words I'd missed before --
Where warmth is found --
The expansion of experience --
Bound to the world --
Sex by the book --
The man in my dreams --
Offering a better view --
Fireflies dancing across the lawn --
The answers that mysteries provide --
Discovering purpose in kindness --
Coming off Loulou's motorcycle --
Tolstoy in my purple chair --
Complete list of books read, from October 28, 2008, to October 28, 2009.
Responsibility: Nina Sankovitch.

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