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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA student...
Publish Date
January 12
Goodreads rating
Feb 25, 2021
Most inspiring and hands-in-the-dirt useful book about writing I’ve maybe ever read.      source
Feb 18, 2021
I'm reading George Saunders's A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, and feeling grateful that it's impossible to read quickly or carelessly. Recommended if you want a book that will slap you out of bad reading habits and teach you some beautiful things.      source
Feb 26, 2021
This book is so damn good. If you’re a writer — or an avid reader — every page is gold. #AmReading 📚      source