The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir


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Frye Gaillard's first encounters with books were disappointing. As a child he never cared much for fairy tales - "stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches, tigers and wolves did their best to eat small children." But at the age of nine, he discovered Johnny Tremain, a children's novel of the Revolutionary War, which began a lifetime love affair with books, recounted here as a reader's tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life. In a series of carefully crafted, often deeply personal ...

The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir 2012, NewSouth Books, Montgomery

ISBN-13: 9781588382870