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  • Published: 1 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781609614485
  • Imprint: Rodale Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.99

Teach Us to Sit Still

A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing




An inspiring and entertaining true story of a sceptic's journey into the world of meditation and alternative health.

Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks "Riveting . . . Parks' discoveries will fascinate not only writers but all citizens of an information age steeped in and propelled by language." —The New Yorker "[Tim Parks'] prose is mordantly funny, self-conscious but never self-pitying, worldly but introspective, attuned to the needs of a soul that he considers thoroughly material and mortal. The result is an absorbing, at times inspiring, narrative of spiritual growth." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • Pub date: 1 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781609614485
  • Imprint: Rodale Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Tim Parks

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, In Extremis, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

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