The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You

The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You

Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin


Publisher's Weekly
"Delightful... stylish prose and discussions that span the historical past of 2,000 years of literature."

A novel is a narrative transmitted from the novelist to the reader. It bargains distraction, leisure, and a chance to unwind or concentration. however it is also anything extra powerful—a strategy to find out about the right way to dwell. learn on the correct second on your lifestyles, a unique can—quite literally—change it.
 
The Novel medication is a reminder of that energy. To create this apothecary, the authors have trawled thousand years of literature for novels that successfully advertise happiness, health and wellbeing, and sanity, written through great minds who knew what it intended to be human and wrote their existence classes into their fiction. based like a reference ebook, readers easily search for their affliction, be it agoraphobia, boredom, or a midlife trouble, and are given a unique to learn because the antidote. Bibliotherapy doesn't discriminate among pains of the physique and pains of the pinnacle (or heart). acutely aware that you’ve been cowardly? choose up To Kill a Mockingbird for an injection of braveness. Experiencing a unexpected, acute worry of demise? learn One Hundred Years of Solitude for a few viewpoint at the higher cycle of existence. anxious approximately throwing a cocktail party? Ali Smith’s There yet for The will persuade you that yours may by no means move that wrong. no matter what your situation, the prescription is straightforward: a singular (or two), to be learn at typical durations and in great lengthy chunks until eventually you end. a few remedies will result in a whole treatment. Others will provide solace, exhibiting that you’re no longer the 1st to adventure those feelings. The Novel medication is additionally peppered with invaluable lists and sidebars recommending the easiest novels to learn while you’re caught in site visitors or can’t nod off, an important novels to learn in the course of each decade of lifestyles, and plenty of more.
 
Brilliant in idea and deeply pleasing in execution, The Novel treatment belongs on everyone’s bookshelf and in each medication cupboard. it'll make even the main well-read fiction aficionado choose up a singular he’s by no means heard of, and notice usual ones with new eyes. generally, it is going to reaffirm literature’s skill to distract and shipping, to resonate and reassure, to alter the best way we see the area and our position in it.

Library Journal
"This beautiful and precious learn is sure to double the size of a to-read checklist and turn into a go-to reference for these not sure in their analyzing identities or who're crushed via the sheer variety of books within the world.
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