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Title:
Book smart : your essential reading list for becoming a literary genius in 365 days
ISBN:
9780071482714
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2008.
Physical Description:
xvii, 294 p. ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Summary

Summary

Jane Mallison is the former head of the English department at New York's prestigious Trinity School More than five million Americans belong to a book club and members are always looking for new ideas Consumers spend more than a billion dollars on books each year Features "Book Smart Recommended Reading" sidebars that lead readers to similar books and authors


Table of Contents

JAN: Because They Are There: Towering Works to Read in Translation
FEB: Footprints on the Sands of Time: Notable Biographies
MAR: The Good Life: Young Men on a Quest
APRIL: Top Girls: Strong Women, Admirarbly So and Otherwise
MAY: Jury Duty: Crimes of Various Sorts
JUNE: Expand Your Horizons: Books with Varied Venues
JULY: Stranger in a Strange Land: Unaccustomed Places, Real and Fancied
AUG: Lighten Up: A Good Belly Laugh
SEPT: Back in the Day: Some Great 18th Century Works
OCT: Growing Up: the Pains and Pleasures
NOV: War and Peace: On the Battlefield and Back Home
DEC: The Glittering Prizes: Winners of Major Awards