Morningstar: Growing Up With Books

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ann Hood

Narrated By: Donna Postel

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: August 2017

Duration: 3 hours 44 minutes


In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, 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-our own.


Morningstar: Growing Up With Books

by Ann Hood

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Morningstar: Growing Up With Books, Ann Hood