The Writer's Library

The Writer's Library

The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Book - 2020 | First edition
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper One, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062968500 (hardback)
0062968505 (hardback)
9780062968494 (trade paperback)
0062968491 (trade paperback)
(large print)
Branch Call Number: 028.9 WRI
Characteristics: xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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