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The Resource My reading life, Pat Conroy ; drawings by Wendell Minor

My reading life, Pat Conroy ; drawings by Wendell Minor

Label
My reading life
Title
My reading life
Statement of responsibility
Pat Conroy ; drawings by Wendell Minor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a voracious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But reading for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity. In My Life in Books, Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, moving accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at various stages of his life, including grammar school, high school and college. Readers will be enchanted with his ruminations on reading and books, and want to own and share this perfect gift book for the holidays. And, come graduation time, My Life in Books will establish itself as a perennial favorite
Summary
Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life
Biography type
autobiography
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368505
Cataloging source
VALP
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Conroy, Pat
Dewey number
028.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Minor, Wendell
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True
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  • Conroy, Pat
  • Authors, American
Target audience
general
Label
My reading life, Pat Conroy ; drawings by Wendell Minor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2010
Contents
The lily -- Gone with the wind -- The teacher -- Charles Dickens on Daufuskie Island -- The librarian -- The Old New York Book Shop -- The book rep -- My first writers' conference -- On being a military brat -- A southerner in Paris -- A love letter to Thomas Wolfe -- The Count -- My teacher, James Dickey -- Why I write
Control code
000046157455
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
331 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739377840
Lccn
2010513749
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)503041953
Label
My reading life, Pat Conroy ; drawings by Wendell Minor
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2010
Contents
The lily -- Gone with the wind -- The teacher -- Charles Dickens on Daufuskie Island -- The librarian -- The Old New York Book Shop -- The book rep -- My first writers' conference -- On being a military brat -- A southerner in Paris -- A love letter to Thomas Wolfe -- The Count -- My teacher, James Dickey -- Why I write
Control code
000046157455
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
331 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739377840
Lccn
2010513749
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)503041953

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