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A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life

A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life

by Nancy Peacock

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Overview

For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration.

In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061357879
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/25/2008
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Nancy Peacock is the author of two novels, Life Without Water and Home Across the Road. She has worked as a housecleaner, bartender, carpenter, locksmith, costumer, baker, waitress, assistant drum maker, and newspaper deliverer. Now a writing teacher, she lives with her husband in Chatham County, North Carolina.

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