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For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most


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Publisher:Berkley Trade, 2000



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About the book:

For this ultimate book lover's guide, more than one hundred distinguished writers share their personal thoughts in response to the question: what books have left the greatest impression on you and why? The result is not a contrived list of Western civilization's "Great Books," but a heartfelt commentary on works that these lifelong readers most admire.

"For anybody with a passion for books, this is certainly the most entertaining literary companion...quite irresistible." -- Washington Post Book World

"Luxuriate in the memories of intellectual awakening...a memory book of fond epiphanies." -- Kirkus Reviews

"If you're a book lover, this is pretty irresistible stuff." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"The authors offer surprisingly intimate glimpses of themselves." -- The Miami Herald

"Gorgeously written paeans." -- The Improper Bostonian

Contributors include
Diane Ackerman
Russell Banks
Dave Barry
Ann Beattie
Robert Bly
Rita Mae Brown
Art Buchwald
Christopher Buckley
Bruce Jay Friedman
Nadine Gordimer
Doris Grumbach
Pete Hamill
John Irving
Tracy Kidder
W.P. Kinsella
David Leavitt
Elmore Leonard
Doris Lessing
Norman Mailer
James McBride
Elizabeth McCracken
Thomas McGuane
Arthur Miller
Sue Miller
Peggy Noonan
Joyce Carol Oates
Michael Ondaatje
P.J. O'Rourke
Amos Oz
Cynthia Ozick
Grace Paley
Robert B. Parker
Marge Piercy
Reynolds Price
James Purdy Mario Puzo
Anna Quindlen
Carol Shields
Neil Simon
Oliver Stone
William Styron
Gay Talese
John Updike
Kurt Vonnegut
Wendy Wasserstein
Tobias Wolff
Herman Wouk
and others

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