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By the Book


Product Description

By the Book is Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing.What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?Ramona Koval's By the Book is about reading and living, and about the authors that have writtenthemselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It isabout learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about loveand science (and her childhood ambition to be Marie Curie), about arctic exploration (and herruminations on what part of a husky she would eat if she had to), about poetry and travel andfalling in love.In our book-devouring nation, this is a book for every avid reader and every avid listener whohas been spellbound by Ramona's interviews over the years.By the Book is quintessentially Ramona: warm, bright, erudite--unmissable.
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