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Morningstar [sound recording] : growing up with books / Ann Hood.

By: Hood, Ann, 1956- [author.].
Contributor(s): Postel, Donna [narrator.].
Material type: SoundSoundPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Edition: Unabridged.Description: 3 audio discs (3 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781681687308 :; 1681687305 :.Subject(s): Hood, Ann, 1956- -- Books and reading | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Books and readingGenre/Form: Audiobooks. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 813/.54 | [B] Read by Donna Postel.Summary: In her admired works of fiction, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction. Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn't foster the love of literature, Hood nonetheless learned to channel her imagination and curiosity by devouring The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and other works. These titles introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and The Grapes of Wrath influenced her political thinking as the Vietnam War became news; Dr. Zhivago and Les Miserables stoked her ambition to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform, even save, others.
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Read by Donna Postel.

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In her admired works of fiction, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction. Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn't foster the love of literature, Hood nonetheless learned to channel her imagination and curiosity by devouring The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and other works. These titles introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and The Grapes of Wrath influenced her political thinking as the Vietnam War became news; Dr. Zhivago and Les Miserables stoked her ambition to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform, even save, others.

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