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Tanya Egan Gibson's debut novel, How To Buy a Love of Reading, was published by Dutton in May 2009. An alumna of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she is mother to a four-year-old who produces countless construction-paper "books" that she insists Mommy "get published" and a one-year-old who teethes copies of HTBALOR, and wife to the most patient man in the universe."


My friend Amanda likes to say she's the only writer she knows whose kitchen gets a mention in a novel's acknowledgments. Also in the acknowledgments of my novel is the cottage of our wonderful teacher, the late Stephanie Moore. And so, of course, are the people that once populated Stephanie's cottage on Tuesday nights and now continue to congregate in Amanda's kitchen.

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“To be a devout reader was to be an acolyte of solace.”
Tanya Egan Gibson

“It’s a wonderful body,” he’d whispered the next morning while she was still asleep. Not even the blue silk Loretta Caponi pajamas he’d brought back for her from Florence could disguise its lumpiness. But it was so gorgeously strong. She almost never got sick. She could outswim riptides and ski double diamonds. And even when a wave scraped her into the sand or a patch of ice threw her to the ground, she rarely bruised. He loved that body for taking care of her, for sheltering the one thing he couldn’t live without.”
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“To look down into crowds is to see bald spots and slipped bra straps before faces and gowns. It is the viewpoint of spiders and kings, of cheap sports seats and God.”
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