Growing up With Books

Book - 2017
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Reveals the personal stories behind the author's written works, describing her early years in a Rhode Island mill town and the books that shaped her love of literature, her political views, and her travel ambitions.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393254815
Branch Call Number: 813.6 H7611H 2017
Characteristics: 186 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Morningstar


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“Morningstar" is Hood’s account of growing up in a family and a town that did not value books and learning to love them anyway, finding them a gateway into ‘a big, beautiful world.’ Her taste in literature runs the gamut from Dickens to Jacqueline Susann, Frost to Rod McKuen, and Hood makes ... Read More »

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CatherineG_1 Apr 25, 2018

My book club is reading The Book that Matters Most for our meeting in May. Hood talks about how books changed her life and her perceptions. She talks about finding the right book at the right time as well as people who gave her direction.
I loved her insights and could see some of my own similarities in her stories.

Aug 27, 2017

A book for bookish people. Author Ann Hood writes about different books that have had an impact on her throughout her life. I enjoyed her insight to the connections these books made to various stages of her life.


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