Geraldine Woods has taught English at every level from fifth grade through Advanced Placement, most recently at the Horace Mann School. She is the author of numerous nonfiction books for adults and children, including 25 Great Sentences. She lives in New York City.
Have you ever needed a book without knowing it, until it's in your hands? 25 Great Sentences is that book. You'll savor it. You'll pick it up again and again. -- John Allman, winner of the Pushcart Prize and Helen Bull Prize for poetry, author of Loew's Triboro and Clio's Children Finally, someone who appreciates the engine of a fine sentence and isn't afraid to tinker with all the parts! -- Brenda Miller, author of An Earlier Life and coauthor of Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction Geraldine Woods breaks down twenty-five of the greatest sentences in the history of the written word and obsesses over them in a way that writers and nonwriters can appreciate. -- David Mandel, Emmy-winning executive producer of Veep Using hundreds of examples from writers as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Virginia Woolf, Geraldine Woods articulates the precise ways in which a writer can send a sentence spinning. -- Mary Norris, author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen This handy, practical guide prompts would-be writers to think critically about how to create effective and meaningful sentences. -- Publishers Weekly [A]n upbeat, informative guide for writers and readers. -- Kirkus Reviews