'I loved this book . . . I’m so desperate for you all to share in its wonder' - Elizabeth Day
'A love letter to stories and reading . . . a book to cherish' - Nina Stibbe
For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help.
Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love.
I cannot tell you how much I loved this book. I’ve just turned the final page with tears in my eyes, and like all the best things, I’m so desperate for you all to share in its wonder . . . if you love books or if you need companionship during a difficult patch in your life or if you simply want to be taken by the hand by a writer who is kind, wise, funny, generous, insightful and profound, then this is the book for you
Dear Reader celebrates reading as a means of connection and a vehicle for escapism. It’s a heartfelt reminder that, for all the wholesome effects that reading arguably has, the first reason to do it is for pleasure. Fittingly, Dear Reader is a pleasure to read
Dear Reader is a love letter to stories and reading from one of our very best memoirists. Joyful, poignant and essential reading for people who love books . . . it is a book to cherish
Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina