Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
What’s the value of a good book? It’s a simple question, but one we rarely ask ourselves. After losing her oldest sister to cancer, lifelong reader Nina Sankovitch found herself running faster and faster away from sorrow and grief. But on her 46th birthday—the same age her sister had been when she died—Sankovitch returned to books for comfort, escape, and introspection. During her year of magical reading, she determined to read a book a day for a year, despite the demands of travel and a hectic family life. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair recounts Sankovitch’s immersion into a world rich with story and the unexpected connections she made there with books and authors. Reading, it turns out, can be the ultimate therapy.