Thursday, April 22, 2021
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
Views. Teachers never have answers, but the best teachers lead us toward finding our own answers to the right questions. In a delightful book titled, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, Syracuse professor and prominent writer George Saunders uses seven short stories to help readers answer questions. We hear Saunders’ views on these stories, and we join him in exploring answers to all the right questions that lead us toward finding views of our own. Writers need readers. Readers who approach texts with good questions and who develop cogent views often find great joy in reading. For a glimpse of what the world of closer reading can provide to you, read this exploration of how great writing works and how our mind behaves as we connect with the words we read. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase A Swim in the Pond in the Rain from amazon.com.