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Critical Praise

“Exhilarating, adventurous, original --- Phyllis Rose’s THE SHELF is a reminder of what reading and writing are all about.” 

—Azar Nafisi, author of READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A Memoir in Books

“In her brilliant and original THE SHELF, Phyllis Rose proves how much you can learn about yourself and the world just by reading any book you come across and thinking seriously about it.” 

—Alison Lurie, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of FOREIGN AFFAIRS

“It’s always a pleasure to read Phyllis Rose. She ignites our imagination with her own intellectual curiosity, encouraging us to read widely and take chances.” 

—Judy Blume, author of SUMMER SISTERS