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Books for living, Will Schwalbe

Label
Books for living
Title
Books for living
Statement of responsibility
Will Schwalbe
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions.'"--
Summary
"From the author of the best-selling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Club--a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives. 'I've always believed that everything you need to know you can find in a book,' writes Will Schwalbe in his introduction to this thought-provoking, heartfelt, and inspiring new book about books. In each chapter he makes clear the ways in which a particular book has helped to shape how he leads his own life and the ways in which it might help to shape ours. He talks about what brought him to each book--or vice versa; the people in his life he associates each book with; how each has led him to other books; how each is part of his understanding of himself in the world. And he relates each book to a question of our daily lives, for example: Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener speaks to quitting; 1984 to disconnecting from our electronics; James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room to the power of finding ourselves and connecting with one another; Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea to taking time to recharge; Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird to being sensitive to the surrounding world; The Little Prince to making friends; Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train to trusting. Here, too, are books by Dickens, Daphne du Maurier, Haruki Murakami, Edna Lewis, E. B. White, and Hanya Yanagihara, among many others. A treasure of a book for everyone who loves books, loves reading,and loves to hear the answer to the question: 'What are you reading?'"--
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  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
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Schwalbe, Will
Dewey number
028/.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Schwalbe, Will
  • Schwalbe, Will
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • United States
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Books for living, Will Schwalbe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The importance of living ; Slowing down -- Stuart Little ; Searching -- The girl on the train ; Trusting -- The odyssey ; Embracing mediocrity -- What I talk about when I talk about running ; Napping -- Giovanni's room ; Connecting -- David Copperfield ; Remembering -- Wonder ; Choosing kindness -- Lateral thinking ; Solving problems -- Gift from the sea ; Recharging -- The taste of country cooking ; Nourishing -- "Bartleby, the scrivener" ; Quitting -- The gifts of the body ; Losing -- The little prince ; Finding friends -- 1984 ; Disconnecting -- Epitaph of a small winner ; Overcoming boredom -- Zen in the art of archery ; Mastering the art of reading -- Song of Solomon ; Admiring greatness -- A little life ; Hugging -- Bird by bird ; Feeling sensitive -- Rebecca ; Betraying -- Reading Lolita in Tehran ; Choosing your life -- "More, more, more," said the baby ; Staying satisfied -- A journey around my room ; Traveling -- Death be not proud ; Praying -- What the living do ; Living -- A final word
Control code
ocn952978774
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xi, 412 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524757007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952978774
Label
Books for living, Will Schwalbe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The importance of living ; Slowing down -- Stuart Little ; Searching -- The girl on the train ; Trusting -- The odyssey ; Embracing mediocrity -- What I talk about when I talk about running ; Napping -- Giovanni's room ; Connecting -- David Copperfield ; Remembering -- Wonder ; Choosing kindness -- Lateral thinking ; Solving problems -- Gift from the sea ; Recharging -- The taste of country cooking ; Nourishing -- "Bartleby, the scrivener" ; Quitting -- The gifts of the body ; Losing -- The little prince ; Finding friends -- 1984 ; Disconnecting -- Epitaph of a small winner ; Overcoming boredom -- Zen in the art of archery ; Mastering the art of reading -- Song of Solomon ; Admiring greatness -- A little life ; Hugging -- Bird by bird ; Feeling sensitive -- Rebecca ; Betraying -- Reading Lolita in Tehran ; Choosing your life -- "More, more, more," said the baby ; Staying satisfied -- A journey around my room ; Traveling -- Death be not proud ; Praying -- What the living do ; Living -- A final word
Control code
ocn952978774
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xi, 412 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524757007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952978774

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