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Morningstar Growing Up with Books

Hood, Ann

9780393254815

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780393254815
Published: August 2017

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In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction.Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn't foster the love of literature, Hood nonetheless learned to channel her imagination and curiosity by devouring The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and other works. These titles introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and The Grapes of Wrath influenced her political thinking as the Vietnam War became news; Dr. Zhivago and Les Miserables stoked her ambition to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform-even save-our own.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780393254815
Published: August 2017

Number of pages: 192
Width: 12.4 mm
Height: 1.8 mm
Depth: 19.3 mm

Publisher: not specified

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