Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

byMaureen Corrigan

Paperback | January 2, 2007

Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books by Maureen Corrigan
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In this delightful memoir, the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air reflects on her life as a professional reader. Maureen Corrigan takes us from her unpretentious girlhood in working-class Queens, to her bemused years in an Ivy League Ph.D. program, from the whirl of falling in love and marrying (a fellow bookworm, of course), to the ordeal of adopting a baby overseas, always with a book at her side. Along the way, she reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life—from classic works of English literature to hard-boiled detective novels, and everything in between. And in her explorations of the heroes and heroines throughout literary history, Corrigan’s love for a good story shines.

Maureen Corrigan is the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air. Her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Nation, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, and other publications. Winner of an Edgar Award for criticism, Corrigan also regularly writes a mystery column for The Washington Post and teaches literature ...
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Title:Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in BooksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.6 inPublished:January 2, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375709037

ISBN - 13:9780375709036

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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