25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Geraldine Woods has taught every level of English from fifth grade through Advanced Placement at both St. Jean Baptiste High School and The Horace Mann School in New York City. She is the author of more than fifty books, including Independent Study That Works: Designing a Successful Program, Sentence.: A Period to Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers, and 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way. She is also the creator of the Grammarian in the City blog, which explores a variety of topics related to language, grammar, and writing. She lives in New York City.


[A]n upbeat, informative guide for writers and readers.
Using hundreds of examples from writers as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Virginia Woolf, Geraldine Woods articulates the precise ways in which a writer can send a sentence spinning.--Mary Norris, author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Geraldine Woods breaks down twenty-five of the greatest sentences in the history of the written word and obsesses over them in a way that writers and nonwriters can appreciate.--David Mandel, Emmy-winning executive producer of Veep
Finally, someone who appreciates the engine of a fine sentence and isn't afraid to tinker with all the parts!--Brenda Miller, author of An Earlier Life and coauthor of Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction
This handy, practical guide prompts would-be writers to think critically about how to create effective and meaningful sentences.