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By Michael Dirda

An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland


An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland

Michael Dirda

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The acclaimed literary journalist Michael Dirda recreates his boyhood in rust-belt Ohio. The result is an affectionate homage to small-town America, as well as a paean to what could be called the last great age of reading.

About the Author

Michael Dirda, a book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir "An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings", "Bound to Please", "Book by Book", "Classics for Pleasure", and, most recently, "On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling". Besides writing regularly about books for various journals and newspapers, he is a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher.


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