Unpacking My Library

Writers and Their Books

by Leah Price

Unpacking My Library

Hardcover, 201 pages, Yale Univ Pr, List Price: $20 | purchase


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Looks at the literary collections of thirteen top novelists—including Jonathan Lethem, Rebecca Goldstein, Junot Diaz, Alison Bechdel, Edmund White, Claire Messud, and Lev Grossman—and showcases their libraries with full-color photos.

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The age of the digitization of books may be upon us, but plenty of us still dress our walls, our coffee tables and our bedsides with paper evidence of our curiosities, proclivities and obsessions. Some people spy in their host's medicine cabinets, but I head right for the bookshelves. So when Unpacking My Library offered the chance to mine Junot Diaz's shelves for clues to his genius, I leapt.

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