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Ex Libris : 100 books for everyone's bookshelf / Michiko Kakutani ; illustrations by Dana Tanamachi.

Kakutani, Michiko, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 028 KAKUTANI 2020 (Text) 0001002375663 Nonfiction New Available -

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"From "the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world" (Vanity Fair) comes 100 personal, thought-provoking essays of the life-changing books she wouldn't want you to miss--beautifully illustrated throughout"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Kakutani, Michiko > Books and reading.
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Ex Libris : 100+ Books to Read and Reread
Ex Libris : 100+ Books to Read and Reread
by Kakutani, Michiko
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Ex Libris : 100+ Books to Read and Reread

Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today--with beautiful illustrations throughout. "A book tailormade for bibliophiles."--Oprah Winfrey (One of 6 Books Oprah Loves to Give as Gifts During the Holidays) "An ebullient celebration of books and reading."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) In the introduction to her new collection of essays, Ex Libris : 100+ Books to Read and Reread , Michiko Kakutani writes: "In a world riven by political and social divisions, literature can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures and religions, national boundaries and historical eras. It can give us an understanding of lives very different from our own, and a sense of the shared joys and losses of human experience." Readers will discover novels and memoirs by some of the most gifted writers working today; favorite classics worth reading or rereading; and nonfiction works, both old and new, that illuminate our social and political landscape and some of today's most pressing issues, from climate change to medicine to the consequences of digital innovation. There are essential works in American history ( The Federalist Papers , The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. ); books that address timely cultural dynamics (Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction , Daniel J. Boorstin's The Image , Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale ); classics of children's literature (the Harry Potter novels, Where the Wild Things Are ); and novels by acclaimed contemporary writers like Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ian McEwan. With richly detailed illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates, Ex Libris is an impassioned reminder of why reading matters more than ever.

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