“Seattle author Tom Nissley a master of minutia, having gained renown in 2010 when he appeared on Jeopardy and won eight times, the third highest winner in regular play. He brings that mastery, with a focus, to his new book, a day-by-day literary companion, a love letter to literature, a guide to the books most worth reading, and a fabulous Holiday gift for the book lover on your list.
The book is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of a wide range of classic and contemporary writers from Jane Austen to David Foster Wallace. It also includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year.
Nissley has combed through literary history to capture the stories that make writers’ lives perennially fascinating: their epiphanies, embarrassments, and achievements. Each page is devoted to a single day of the year and features original accounts of events in the lives of great writers (Proust starting In Search of Lost Time, Conrad defending the crew of the Titanic just days after it sank) and fictional events that took place within beloved books (the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie).
It’s a joy to read for book lovers, and a rich gateway to future reading.”
—Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, WA.
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