Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
9780061999840 â€œNinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." â€”Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us Catalyzedby the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbook every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron and beyond. In the tradition ofGretchen Rubinâ€™s The Happiness Project and Joan Dideonâ€™sA Year of Magical Thinking, Nina Sankovitchâ€™ssoul-baring and literary-minded memoir is a chronicle of loss,hope, and redemption. Nina ultimately turns to reading as therapy andthrough her journey illuminates the power of books to help us reclaim ourlives.