The Resource Books for living, by Will Schwalbe

Books for living, by Will Schwalbe

Label
Books for living
Title
Books for living
Statement of responsibility
by Will Schwalbe
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Author
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Language
eng
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, heart-felt, and often 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 Bartelby, the Scrivener speaks to quitting; 1984 to disconnecting from our electronics; James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room to the power of connecting with people face to face; 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 finding friends; Elie Wiesel's Night to choosing to do something in the face of injustice; Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train to trusting. Here, too, are books by Dickens, Daphne Du Maurier, 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 have you been reading lately?""--
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?'"--
Writing style
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10543243
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schwalbe, Will
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Schwalbe, Will
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Target audience
adult
Label
Books for living, by Will Schwalbe
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949639458
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385353540
Lccn
2016026088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949639458
Label
Books for living, by 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
Control code
ocn949639458
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385353540
Lccn
2016026088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949639458

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