Dear Reader

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, this is a charming memoir told from to us from Cathy’s bookshelf. Charming and utterly delightful, it is a book to cherish’   

–Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina

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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.

This 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.