Tolstoy And The Purple Chair: My Year Of Magical Reading

Paperback | June 19, 2012

byNina Sankovitch

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“NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." —Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us

Catalyzedby the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbook every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron and beyond. In the tradition ofGretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and Joan Dideon’sA Year of Magical Thinking, Nina Sankovitch’ssoul-baring and literary-minded memoir is a chronicle of loss,hope, and redemption. Nina ultimately turns to reading as therapy andthrough her journey illuminates the power of books to help us reclaim ourlives.

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“NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." —Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between UsCatalyzedby the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbook every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nor...

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Caught up in grief after the death of her sister, Nina Sankovitch decided to stop running and start reading. For once in her life she would put all other obligations on hold and devote herself to reading a book a day: one year of magical reading in which she found joy, healing, and wisdom.With grace and deep insight, Sankovitch weaves ...

Nina Sankovitch launched ReadAllDay.org in 2008, and at the end of her year of reading, she was profiled in theNew York Times. She continues to review books on ReadAllDay.org and for theHuffington Post. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four sons.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061999857

ISBN - 13:9780061999857

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“What is best in Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, however, is not the author’s literary criticism, but the way in which she blends her accounts of her reading with the story of her family and with broader human concerns.”