MY LIFE IN MIDDLEMARCH

By Rebecca Mead
CrownJanuary 2014
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Hardcover304 pages, $25.00, ISBN: 9780307984760
Subject: Biography / Coming of Age / Literature

"My Life in Middlemarch is a poignant testimony to the abiding power of fiction."Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review

“Anyone who believes that books have the power to shape lives and that ‘our own lives can teach us how to read a book’ will respond with fascination and delight to Mead’s evolving appreciation of the richness and relevance of Eliot’s masterwork.”Priscilla Gilman, O Magazine

“Clearly, this book was a pleasure for Mead to write—it's personal, intimate, yet rigorously researched—and it seems to have deepened her relationship with the novel she loves so much. Her passion proves infectious for the reader as well, and My Life in Middlemarch will surely encourage readers to discover Eliot's masterpiece for the first time — what an enviable experience — or, like Mead, to regard it as a lifelong and steadfast companion.”USA Today

"Mead’s middle-aged rediscovery of Middlemarch—and her insights into Eliot’s rich middle age—is not to be missed."The Atlantic

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