The Resource The books they gave me, Jen Adams

The books they gave me, Jen Adams

Label
The books they gave me
Title
The books they gave me
Statement of responsibility
Jen Adams
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This beautiful full-color treasury of stories about gift book-giving celebrates the enduring power of literature: stories of significant books people have received and what those books mean to them. The Books They Gave Me collects 200 poignant, funny, and provocative stories that together comprise a love letter to literature and the physical book. Some of the stories are disastrous, some touching, but all are illuminating, revealing volumes about the relationships. There's the couple who tried to read Ulysses together over the course of their long-distance relationship and ultimately never finished it. There's the girl whose school library wouldn't allow her to check out Fahrenheit 451. At Christmas she found a copy waiting for her with the note, "Little Sister: Read everything you can. Learn about all the ideas that this world has to offer. Subvert Authority! Love always, your big brother." There are stories of people falling in love, regretting mistakes, and finding hope. Illustrated in full-color with the jackets of beloved editions, these stories convey vivid memories of insights and revelations, disappointments and joy, illuminated with the wisdom the passing of time brings and enabled by the enduring influence of the books we love"--
  • "A gift book treasure--romantic and nostalgic, funny and surprising, and often moving--in the tradition of the bestselling PostSecret, THE BOOKS THEY GAVE ME collects stories of significant books people have received and what those books meant to them"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
028/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.B725 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adams, Jen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Gifts
  • Interpersonal relations
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HUMOR
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Gifts
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
The books they gave me, Jen Adams
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Selected contributions from the blog, TheBooksTheyGaveMe.com, edited by Jen Adams
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082973926
Label
The books they gave me, Jen Adams
Link
Publication
Note
Selected contributions from the blog, TheBooksTheyGaveMe.com, edited by Jen Adams
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082973926

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