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The Novel Cure

Author : Ella Berthoud
ISBN : 9780857864260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When read at the right moment, a novel can change your life. Bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin know the power of a good book, and have been prescribing each other literary remedies for all life's aches and pains for decades. Together, they've compiled a medical handbook with a difference: a dictionary of literary cures for any malaise you can imagine. Whether it's struggling to find a good cup of tea (Douglas Adams, two sugars) or being in need of a good cry (Thomas Hardy, plus tissues), as well as cures for all kinds of reading ailments - from being a compulsive book buyer to a tendency to give up halfway through a novel - Ella and Susan have the tonic for all ailments, great or small. Written with authority, passion and wit, The Novel Cure is an enchanting reminder of the power and pleasure of forgetting your troubles in a good book.

The Novel Cure

Author : Ella Berthoud
ISBN : 9781921961533
Genre : Literary Collections
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The perfect book for bibliophiles. The Novel Cure is a medical handbook for booklovers containing an extensive list of literary remedies drawn from the most brilliant minds and the most restorative reads. Sick? Tired? Lost your job? Take one dose of literature and repeat until better. The Novel Cure is an A-Z of literary remedies that offers a cure in the form of a novel for all kinds of ailments of the mind and body, and life's general ups and downs. Whether you have stomach flu, low self esteem or are just stuck in a rut, this book will recommend a novel to help ease your pain. This is a medical handbook with a difference. Austen for arrogance, Bronte for a broken heart, Pynchon for paranoia or Tolstoy for toothache: the remedy for your malady is at your fingertips. Featuring old and modern classics, unheard-of gems, novels for all tastes and ages, The Novel Cure is a warm and passionate, witty and wonderful way to expand your reading list (and cure what ails you), and the perfect gift for all bibliophiles. Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have been best friends since university, where they began prescribing books for one another. Ella went on to study fine art and became a painter and art teacher. Susan became a novelist and was listed by Granta as one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. She is also a travel writer, journalist and reviewer. Together, they now hold sell-out bibliotherapy sessions and retreats in the UK and have a regular slot with The School of Life. textpublishing.com.au 'I loved this book within moments of dipping in and know I shall be returning to it for a long time to come. It's a wonderful reminder of the restorative power of fiction and ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next.' S. J. Watson 'Witty and wise, The Novel Cure is essential for anyone who needs to lie down and recuperate with a good book.' Sunday Age/Sun Herald 'It doesn't matter how obscure your physical or emotional ailment, you will cure in this A-Z of literary remedies. It offers more hope than medical nanotechnology with no side effects. Verdict: panacea.' Herald Sun 'I'll offer my own ailment and cure: Reading slump, being in a: Read The Novel Cure.' Whispering Gums 'This delightful book takes a...light-hearted approach to bibliotherapy...The book lists a splendid catalogue of ailments for which reading a book or two is the cure - of course I loved it!' ANZ Lit Lovers 'A fine remedy for bibliophiles.' Kirkus Reviews 'A delightful reference guide...[Berthoud and Elderkin] tackle serious and not-so-serious ailments with equal verve...elegant prose and discussions that span the history of 2,000 years of literature will surely make readers seek out these books.' Publishers Weekly 'The smart self-help money is not on Dukan or Atkins or Gina Ford but on Tolstoy, Hemingway and Austen...Even if these authors can't cure you, they can comfort you.' Australian 'Eclectic and infectious, The Novel Cure is one of the most revealing and bracing books about books to come along in some time.' Kirkus Reviews 'Anyone who has ever sought solace in a book will appreciate the concept behind this "medical handbook with a difference".' West Australian 'Whimsical and erudite...The Novel Cure remains serious without taking itself too seriously, gives advice without preaching, and advocates, with warmth and humour, the importance of literature as a therapeutic medium.' Sydney Morning Herald/Age

The Novel Cure

Author : Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
ISBN : 9789351940173
Genre : Literary Collections
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Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments – such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. Written with authority, passion and wit, here is a fresh approach to finding new books to read, and an enchanting way to revisit the books on your shelves.

The Story Cure

Author : Susan Elderkin
ISBN : 9781782115281
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 86. 28 MB
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The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.

The Novel Cure

Author : Ella Berthoud
ISBN : 0143125931
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Organized by ailment, this guide to the transformative and healing power of a good read includes curative book recommendations for those suffering from a range of ills including agoraphobia, boredom, cowardice, or just being nervous about planning a dinner party.

Reading To Heal

Author : Jacqueline Stanley
ISBN : 1843336596
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Using Bibliotherapy

Author : Rhea Joyce Rubin
ISBN : 0720108047
Genre : Bibliotherapists
File Size : 59. 62 MB
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Why I Read

Author : Wendy Lesser
ISBN : 9780374709815
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 68. 89 MB
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"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to describe her love of literature. As Lesser writes in her prologue, "Reading can result in boredom or transcendence, rage or enthusiasm, depression or hilarity, empathy or contempt, depending on who you are and what the book is and how your life is shaping up at the moment you encounter it." Here the reader will discover a definition of literature that is as broad as it is broad-minded. In addition to novels and stories, Lesser explores plays, poems, and essays along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs. As she examines these works from such perspectives as "Character and Plot," "Novelty," "Grandeur and Intimacy," and "Authority," Why I Read sparks an overwhelming desire to put aside quotidian tasks in favor of reading. Lesser's passion for this pursuit resonates on every page, whether she is discussing the book as a physical object or a particular work's influence. "Reading literature is a way of reaching back to something bigger and older and different," she writes. "It can give you the feeling that you belong to the past as well as the present, and it can help you realize that your present will someday be someone else's past. This may be disheartening, but it can also be strangely consoling at times." A book in the spirit of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Elizabeth Hardwick's A View of My Own, Why I Read is iconoclastic, conversational, and full of insight. It will delight those who are already avid readers as well as neophytes in search of sheer literary fun.

Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains

Author : Susan Elderkin
ISBN : 9780802198082
Genre : Fiction
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Susan Elderkin's brilliant Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains explores our places in the lives of our loved ones and in the universe. Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite. He has fled a stifled, cardigan-and-tea-cozy life in south London for this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful yet isolated American one. But when a jangling ice-cream truck finds its way into the desert carrying two ill-fated lovers--a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and a mysterious ice-cream man--it throws Theo's and Josie's careful lives into a chaotic state for which they're totally unprepared. Fantastic upheaval ensues, as well as an inspired redemption. Innovative and accessible, funny and profound, Elderkin's "beautiful, touching story" (Bookseller) explores love and responsibility, and the joys and fears such emotions inspire. It is a rare and tantalizing first novel.

Bibliotherapy

Author : Beverly West
ISBN : 9780307482211
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Because women read books differently than guys do... Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological clock is ringing and we can't find the snooze button, books are the dog-eared friends that help us deal with our baggage as we navigate life's journey. Now Bibliotherapy prescribes the best of classic and contemporary Chick Lit that women turn to again and again — for inspiration (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) ... for escape (Ladder of Years) ... for revenge against the patriarchy (Our Blood) ... and for bonding with our girlfriends (Waiting to Exhale). Upper-thigh spread sparking a midlife crisis? Read A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains and remember that it's not over until the fat lady yodels. Did your pot of gold turn out to be fourteen-karat tin? Open your eyes with Awakening to the Sacred and learn to savor your rainbow. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Climb into bed with Lady Chatterley's Lover and explore your pleasure potential. With provocative points to ponder as you read ("What is the metaphorical significance of a codpiece?"), fun quotes, and a list of books that must not be read but, in Dorothy Parker's words, "thrown with great force," Bibliotherapy ensures you'll always find the right literary prescription — no matter what phase of life you're teetering on the brink of! Plus: Doomed but Inspired Heroes ... Books to Read When You're Sick of Your Career and Are Seriously Considering Taking Up Alpaca Ranching in Peru ... Bad Girls We'd Like to Have Over for Girls' Night ... Books That Are the Equivalent of Citronella for Men ... and much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

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