Tolstoy and the Purple Chair

Nina Sankovitch tells why she turned to books for comfort, escape, and introspection after her sister’s death at age 46. She rediscovered the magic of writers such as Toni Morrison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ian McEwan, Edith Wharton, and Leo Tolstoy, and through the connections she made with books and authors (and even other readers), her life changed profoundly, and in unexpected ways. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair tells her family’s story and explains how reading became the ultimate therapy.