The novel cure : from abandoment to zestlessness : 751 books to cure what ails you
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New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
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xii, 420 pages ; 25 cm.
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English
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0143125931, 1594205167 (hdbk.), 9780143125938, 9781594205163 (hdbk.)

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Includes index.
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"A novel is a story transmitted from the novelist to the reader. It offers distraction, entertainment, and an opportunity to unwind or focus. But it can also be something more powerful--a way to learn about how to live. Read at the right moment in your life, a novel can--quite literally--change it. The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. To create this apothecary, the authors have trawled two thousand years of literature for novels that effectively promote happiness, health, and sanity, written by brilliant minds who knew what it meant to be human and wrote their life lessons into their fiction. Structured like a reference book, readers simply look up their ailment, be it agoraphobia, boredom, or a midlife crisis, and are given a novel to read as the antidote. Bibliotherapy does not discriminate between pains of the body and pains of the head (or heart). Aware that you've been cowardly? Pick up To Kill a Mockingbird for an injection of courage. Experiencing a sudden, acute fear of death? Read One Hundred Years of Solitude for some perspective on the larger cycle of life. Nervous about throwing a dinner party? Ali Smith's There but for The will convince you that yours could never go that wrong. Whatever your condition, the prescription is simple: a novel (or two), to be read at regular intervals and in nice long chunks until you finish. The Novel Cure is also peppered with useful lists and sidebars recommending the best novels to read when you're stuck in traffic or can't fall asleep, the most important novels to read during every decade of life, and many more."--www.Amazon.com.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Berthoud, E., & Elderkin, S. (2013). The novel cure: from abandoment to zestlessness : 751 books to cure what ails you . The Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Berthoud, Ella and Susan. Elderkin. 2013. The Novel Cure: From Abandoment to Zestlessness : 751 Books to Cure What Ails You. New York: The Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Berthoud, Ella and Susan. Elderkin. The Novel Cure: From Abandoment to Zestlessness : 751 Books to Cure What Ails You New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Berthoud, Ella., and Susan Elderkin. The Novel Cure: From Abandoment to Zestlessness : 751 Books to Cure What Ails You The Penguin Press, 2013.

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