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Books for living

by Schwalbe, Will,

Format: Large Print 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Large Print 028.8 SCH9
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Monroeville Public Library Large Print ON HOLDSHELF
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Summary
From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.


Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? 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. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book--what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?"
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.

Additional Information
Subjects Schwalbe, Will -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Books and reading -- United States.
Large type books.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First large print edition.
Language English
Notes Includes bibliography.
Description xi, 412 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781524757007
1524757004
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