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The Books That Make Us

What are the books that have shaped some of the most famous authors writing today? Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager, co-authors of the newly released The Writer’s Library, share with Eve and Julie recommendations they’ve collected from writers such as Luis Alberto Urrea, Laila Lalami, Jonathan Lethem, Louise Erdrich, and Maaza Mengiste; surprising details about which famous novels consistently didn’t show up on those authors’ lists of formative books; and insights into the changing roles of books during the pandemic. Best of all, we add many, many (many!) more books to our Book Dreams reading list!

The Writer's Library

The Writer's Library is a great concept that is wonderfully executed. It would make a great holiday gift for the literati in your life.” --

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