Ruined by Reading A Life in Books

ISBN-10: 0807070831
ISBN-13: 9780807070833
Edition: 1997
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Description: "Without books how could I have become myself?" In this wonderfully written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers deeply felt insight into why we read and how what we read shapes our lives. An enchanting celebration of the printed word. "This  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

"Without books how could I have become myself?" In this wonderfully written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers deeply felt insight into why we read and how what we read shapes our lives. An enchanting celebration of the printed word. "This slender rhapsody on the joys of reading will be gobbled up like the rarest and finest chocolates." -Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a novelist and children's writer. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Schwartz chronicled her love of reading and the meaning it has had upon her life in a book called Ruined by Reading. Her 1990 book, Leaving Brooklyn, was a 1990 nominee for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Schwartz has also written for children in such books as The Four Questions, explaining the traditions of Passover.

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