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About the Book

The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives

With a foreword by Susan Orlean, 23 of today's living literary legends --- including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami and Michael Chabon --- reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy and changed their lives in this intimate, moving and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.

Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America’s favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark.

Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, THE WRITER’S LIBRARY is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries and bookstores of today’s favorite authors --- the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, THE WRITER’S LIBRARY is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word.

Audiobook available; read by Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager and a full cast

The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives
by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

  • Publication Date: September 8, 2020
  • Genres: Literary Criticism, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • ISBN-10: 0062968505
  • ISBN-13: 9780062968500