Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures

eBook - 2012
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret , 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 the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children . Each image in Talking 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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2012.
ISBN: 9780062099501
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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joliebergman
Jan 19, 2018

Brilliant, hilarious, and heartbreaking.

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ryleigh92
Dec 27, 2017

It was fun to flip through this book!

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libtechlady
May 27, 2015

Beautiful, haunting, funny and disturbing...in the best way.

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noluckboston
Mar 08, 2015

Just a great books.

Many of the photos have sweet noted written on the back.

There are some real saucy comments too.

A great way to spend the afternoon.

danloumac5 Oct 07, 2014

I just happened to read a review of this book and decided I had to read it.

Some of the pictures were funny or touching but there are several pages of pictures of a young girl that tells a story about her life that was so sad.

I really liked this book. I've checked it out twice.

Donna_R Feb 10, 2013

When books say they are haunting etc, I am a bit of a cynic. But this absolutely is - especially a chapter of photos of a girl called Janet Lee. Astonishing and emotional stuff.

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noluckboston
Mar 01, 2015

Other: Article on Mental Floss. http://mentalfloss.com/article/25097/amazing-found-photos-life-during-wartime

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