I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from Npr's National Story Project
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I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from Npr's National Story Project : And Other True Tales from Npr's Natinal Story Project

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The true-life stories in this unique collection provide "a window into the American mind and heart" ("The Daily News"). One hundred and eighty voices - male and female, young and old, from all walks of life and all over the country - talk intimately to the reader. Combining great humor and pathos this remarkable selection of stories from the thousands submitted to NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered" National Story Project gives the reader a glimpse of America's soul in all its diversity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 16mm | 439.98g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • w. figs.
  • 0312421001
  • 9780312421007
  • 389,880

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“A powerful book, one in which strangers share with you their darkest secrets, their happiest memories, their fears, their regrets. To read these essays is to look into hearts, to see life from other viewpoints, to live vicariously.” —"The Boston Globe" “Unforgettable testimonials of human resilience. Moving and amusing dispatches from across America.” —"Us Weekly" (starred review) “Human foibles and frailties, laughter and tears...We are all hearing—and telling—stories all the time, especially now, in these days when life itself seems so fragile and precious. But Paul Auster’s wonderful efforts, choosing these fine stories, have given us a timely and invaluable reminder of what it means to listen—to really listen—to America talking.” —"The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans) “Finally, a bathroom book worthy of Pulitzer consideration: the one-to-three-page stories gathered in this astonishishow more

About Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the author of ten novels, including "Timbuktu," which was a national bestseller, and most recently "The Book of Illusions." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.show more

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