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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them Hardcover – 1 Sep 2006

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  • Hardcover: 273 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (1 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060777044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060777043
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The passages are.subtle and brilliant in their capture of human complexity.Prose is.a skilled.analyst of what makes them so." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"a jewel of a companion.engrossing...and...daringly insightful." -- Los Angeles Times

"Witty...Insightful." -- Washington Post Book World

"Makes a case for the rewards of reading." -- Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

"Readable and illuminating.few.advice volumes offer as much insight into writing as you will find in Francine Prose's latest book" -- Capital Times

"Prose knows when to be funny, how to wield examples, and when to stop."--More magazine

"Prose's little guide will motivate 'people who love books'...Like the great works of fiction, it's a wise and voluble companion."--New York Times Book Review

"The passages are...subtle and brilliant in their capture of human complexity...Prose is...a skilled...analyst of what makes them so."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Readable and illuminating...few...advice volumes offer as much insight into writing as you will find in Francine Prose's latest book"--Capital Times

"Witty...Insightful."--Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. She lives in New York City.


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