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City Secrets Books: The Essential Insider's Guide Hardcover – October 20, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: City Secrets
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Universe (October 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789318393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789318398
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.9 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,643,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the creators of the elegant City Secrets guides comes this unique collection edited by Mark Strand, in which esteemed literary figures recommend their favorite overlooked books.

About the Author

Robert Kahn is an architect in private practice. His work includes academic, institutional, residential, and commercial projects, and it has been featured in many leading publications in the field. He is also the creator and editor of the City Secrets series. Mark Strand is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Man and Camel (2006) and Blizzard of One (1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize. He has served as Poet Laureate of the United States and currently teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Greg P. on November 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is a huge collection of interesting recommendations for people who love to read. I'm enjoying my own copy, and I'm going to gift another copy to my brother for the holidays. What a great find!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blainkennedy on October 26, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Wow! A dream come true. Some of my favorite writers recommended their favorite overlooked book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Huban on November 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
City Secrets Books is a fabulous find for anyone who loves to read, but is bored with the bestseller list. It is the book that will keep you reading forever (and a perfect gift for the holidays)!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ida Know on October 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Being someone who's often wondered about the reading habits of my favorite writers, I was delighted to pick up a copy of City Secrets Books. Featuring short essays by the likes of Oscar Hijuelos, Jim Harrison, Margot Livesey, and Scott Spencer, it not only gave me insight into the sorts of books that have influenced these author's own creations, but pretty much supplied a wonderful reading list that will keep me busy for a good long while. While some of these books are indeed obscure, the passion with which the contributors write about them makes a strong case that they don't deserve to be. I know what's going into the stockings of my bibliophile friends come this Christmas.
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