Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Giveaway 4

It has been a while since I picked up this week's book, so bare with me on the short discription.

The book somehow found its own way to my shelves many years ago. I can honestly say I have no idea how is simply showed up one day. After reading the descriptions of the four parts into which the book is divided, I decided that it might be worth my while to read it. At the time, I was not much into non-fiction and that is primarily what the book is, so it was a difficult read for me. I must say it still sounds rather interesting to me, and I hope it catches the fancy of someone else that would like to give this unique book a good home.

Here is how each section is described:
Fire - The author tells about herself running through the Oakland-Berkeley hills, which are on fire. All her material goods, including her novel-in-progress, are burned. A true story.
Paper - The history of lost Books of Peace, and the quests for them.
Water - A re-creation of the burned book. A fiction set in Hawai'i, where Wittman Ah Sing and his family seek sanctuary during the War in Viet Nam.
Earth - A nonfiction during which the author and her husband live in temporary homes while their new house is being built. She sends out a call to war veterans to help write a literature of peace.

As you can see, this book is very unique. It is a blended work of fiction and nonfictions centering around the author, her life, and this story she has tried to write, bringing in bits of the lives of others as well.

The copy I have does not have a dust jacket, but that is the only thing wrong with it. Instead my hardback edition shows off the black cover and red spine with its silver lettering. I think I like it better. Simply leave me a comment if you want the book and I will get with you for shipping information.

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