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By Tom Nissley

A witty and addictively readable daily literary companion.At as soon as a love letter to literature and an enthralling advisor to the books so much worthy interpreting, A Reader's ebook of Days good points bite-size bills of occasions within the lives of serious authors for each day of the 12 months. here's Marcel Proust beginning looking for misplaced Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling within the margin of her personal writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional occasions that happen inside of loved books also are integrated: the beginning of Harry Potter's enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked promenade in Stephen King's Carrie.

A Reader's ebook of Days is full of memorable and staggering stories from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip ok. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O'Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and plenty of extra. The ebook additionally notes the times on which well-known authors have been born and died; it comprises lists of steered examining for each month of the 12 months in addition to snippets from e-book stories as they seemed throughout literary heritage; and all through there are wry illustrations via acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky.

Brimming with approximately 2,000 tales, A Reader's booklet of Days can have readers of each stripe attaining for his or her favourite books and researching new ones.

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