Reading by Moonlight

Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker
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ISBN
9780143205227
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
240
 

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The first time Brenda Walker packed her bag to go into hospital, she wondered which book to take with her. As a novelist and professor of literature, her life had been built around reading and writing. Now she was also a patient, being treated for breast cancer, fighting for her life and afraid for herself and her family. But turning to medicine didn't mean she turned away from fiction. Books had always been her solace and sustenance, and now choosing the right one was the most important thing she could do for herself.


In Reading by Moonlight, Brenda describes the five stages of her treatment and how different books and authors helped her through the tumultuous process of recovery. As well as offering wonderful introductions and insights into the work of writers like Dante, Tolstoy, Nabokov, Beckett and Dickens, Brenda shows how the very process of reading – surrendering and then regathering yourself – echoes the process of healing.

Reading by Moonlight guides, reassures, throws light on dark places, and finds beauty in the stories that come to us in times of jeopardy. It affirms that reading can be essential to life itself.

'I loved this book so much … A graceful and moving hymn of praise to the power of reading.' Jennifer Byrne, Australian Women's Weekly

'I was absolutely taken over … She's a real writer' Cólm Toibín, First Tuesday Book Club
ISBN:
9780143205227
Publication Date:
01 / 04 / 2011
Pages:
240

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