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Talking Pictures : Images and Messages Rescued from the Past (Paperback) (Ransom Riggs)
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy ofPostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of theNew York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image inTalking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.
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New York TImes best-selling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children showcases found images from the past, collected from junk stores, garage sales and big-tent flea markets, that carry a single phrase, which reveals secrets and captures special moments. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 366
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / General
Author: Ransom Riggs
Street Date: October 16, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-8490
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