Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir

The Books That Mattered is beautifully rendered and wisely conceived; it gives insight as both memoir and literary guide.” -- Patricia Foster, All the Lost Girls

“In this era when deep immersion in books is too-often viewed as unimportant, Frye Gaillard has given us a powerful reminder that literature can enrich, even dramatically change, the course of our lives.” -- Ron Rash, Serena: A Novel

“Written with warmth, a scholar’s attention to detail, and genuine insight, The Books That Mattered is a gift to readers everywhere. A reminder of why reading matters to us all.”
-- Michael Knight, The Typist

“Frye Gaillard doesn’t simply read books; he inhabits them…. the stories he tells in The Books That Mattered cover centuries and cross international boundaries…” 
-- Faye Jones, Chapter 16