Nomad

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781442497672

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About the Author

William Alexander, the author of two critically acclaimed books, lives in New York's Hudson Valley. By day the IT director at a research institute, he made his professional writing debut at the age of fifty-three with a national bestseller about gardening, The $64 Tomato. His second book, 52 Loaves, chronicled his quest to bake the perfect loaf of bread, a journey that took him to such far-flung places as a communal oven in Morocco and an abbey in France, as well as into his own backyard to grow, thresh, and winnow wheat. The Boston Globe called Alexander wildly entertaining, the New York Times raved that his timing and his delivery are flawless, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune observed that the world would be a less interesting place without the William Alexanders who walk among us. A 2006 Quill Book Awards finalist, Alexander won a Bert Greene Award from the IACP for his article on bread, published in Saveur magazine. A passion bordering on obsession unifies all his writing. He has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition and at the National Book Festival in Washington DC and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times op-ed pages, where he has opined on such issues as the Christmas tree threatening to ignite his living room and the difficulties of being organic. Now, in Flirting with French, he turns his considerable writing talents to his perhaps less considerable skills: becoming fluent in the beautiful but maddeningly illogical French language.


Reviews

"Crackerjack adventure."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Imaginative detail and extraterrestrial action."--Publishers Weekly