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Using the Library to Teach Creative Writing 

Jeanette Winterson, in her hot-off-the-press new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, makes continuous claims that reading—and later, writing—lifted her out and away from her otherwise difficult childhood and gave her hope. “Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines. What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination. I had been …

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A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter 

Title: A Jane Austen education : how six novels taught me about love, friendship, and the things that really matter Author: William Deresiewicz Publisher: Penguin Press Call Number: PR4037 .D47 2011 From the Publisher: In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden …

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Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing 

Title: Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing Author: Roger Rosenblatt Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Call Number: PN145. R6 2011 From the Publisher: For more than forty years, distinguished author Roger Rosenblatt has also been a teacher of writing, guiding students with the same intelligence and generosity he brings to …

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What to Read Next- Biography/Memoir 

Merriam-Webster defines biography as "a usually written history of a person's life."   When I think of a biography, I think of a journalist or writer spending days, months, even years interviewing a subject. I think of hand held tape recorders, endless transcripts, and the overwhelming expectation of being expected to synthesize those notes into a …

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Title: Teacher Man: A Memoir 

Title: Teacher Man : A Memoir Author: Frank McCourt Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2005 Check it out! LA2317.M36 T4319 2005 From the publisher: Over a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of 66, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his …

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