9780307398673. 8vo-20.5 x 13 cm.; -233 pp. First edition, first printing as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. The covers show some very mild edge wear as does the head of the spine. Otherwise, clean and tight.; Signed by Author.
From the Publisher
"I know you're very busy, Mr. Harper. We're all busy. But every
person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of
pavement or a fine bedside table. In that space, at night, a book
can glow. And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin
to let go of the day, then is the perfect time to pick up a book
and be someone else, somewhere else, for a few minutes, a few
pages, before we fall asleep."
From the author of Life of Pi comes a literary
correspondence - recommendations to Canada's Prime Minister of
great short books that will inspire and delight book lovers and
book club readers across our nation.
Every two weeks since April 16th, 2007, Yann Martel has mailed
Stephen Harper a book along with a letter. These insightful,
provocative letters detailing what he hopes the Prime Minister may
take from the books - by such writers as Jane Austen, Gabriel
Garcia Marquez and Stephen Galloway - are collected here together.
The one-sided correspondence (Mr. Harper's office has only replied
once) becomes a meditation on reading and writing and the necessity
to allow ourselves to expand stillness in our lives, even if we're
not head of government.