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The writer's library : the authors you love on the books that changed their lives

Author: Nancy Pearl; Jeff Schwager
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper One, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"--
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
The writer's library.
New York, NY : Harper One, [2020]
(DLC) 2020010254
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Pearl; Jeff Schwager
ISBN: 9780062968500 0062968505 9780062968494 0062968491
OCLC Number: 1158505044
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Jonathan Lethem --
Laila Lalami --
Luis Alberto Urrea --
Jennifer Egan --
T.C. Boyle --
Susan Choi --
Andrew Sean Greer --
Madeline Miller --
Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman --
Maaza Mengiste --
Amor Towles --
Louise Erdrich --
Dave Eggers --
Laurie Frankel --
Viet Thanh Nguyen --
Jane Hirshfield --
Richard Ford --
Siri Hustvedt --
Charles Johnson --
Vendela Vida --
Donna Tartt --
Russell Banks.
Responsibility: Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager.

Abstract:

"Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"--

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" 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. -- Provided by publisher.

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