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March 24, 2008

Books about books

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
by Ann Fadiman (daughter of Clifton Fadiman, former chief editor at Simon Schuster.)


and...
New-ish Books in Wilson Library (in English) about books

for example:

For the love of books : 115 celebrated writers on the books they love most
Shwartz, Ronald B.
Grosset/Putnam c1999

Books and reading in the lives of notable Americans : a biographical sourcebook McCrossan, John Anthony, 1930-
Greenwood Press 2000

Rereadings
Fadiman, Anne, 1953-
1st ed. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2005

The romance of the book
Brooks, Marshall.
Birch Brook Pr. c1995

Lost classics
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
1st Anchor Books ed. Anchor Books 2001

A passion for books
Salwak, Dale.
St. Martin's Press 1999

Posted by s-gang at 3:35 PM

Literary Reconstruction: our book club lists from the early days

Here's a list Anne put back together in June 2004; I'll add in dates and rearrange as we edit this list!

Shipping News - Annie Proulx
Two Old Women - Velma Wallis
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Color of Water - James McBride
My Forbidden Face - Latifa
Girl With Pearl
Death Comes to the Archbishop - Willa Cather
The Bondswoman's Narrative - Hannah Crafts - June 2003 (pool party night!)
The Spell of the Sensuous - David Abram
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Virgin Blue
Paradise - Toni Morrison
The Nine Parts of Desire - Geraldine Brooks
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
Instance of the Fingerpost - Iain Pears
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan
The Heartsong of Charging Elk - James Welsh
(Shame on me - no particular order!)


And here's another list from Anne sent in March 2002: This is most likely our very first round, since Postville is number 1!


Sarah
A Fine Balance- Rohinton Mistry (currently reading)
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood – many layers
Interpreter of Maladies-Jhumpa Lahiri – short stories both US and India (Pulitzer)

Suzie
Peace Like a River – Lief Enger – local author
Dali Lama (anything)
Bone Setter’s Daughter – Amy Tan – mother daughter stuff btwn China and USA

Roberta
One Thousand White Women – Jim Fergus
The Heartsong of Charging Elk – James Welch – Native American left behind in France
Personal History – Katherine Graham – ran the Washington Post

Anne
Postville – Stephen Bloom
Founding Brothers –Joseph Ellis
Big Chief Elizabeth – Giles Milton

Schedule:
April 10- Me (=Anne) – Postville – Stephen Bloom
May 8 – Donna – A Fine Balan ce – Rohinton Mistry
June 12 –Suzie- Bonesetter’s Daughter – Amy Tan
July 10- Roberta -The Heartsong of Charging Elk – James Welch
August 14 – Sarah- The Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri


And while we're talking about books here's a book about books:
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
by Ann Fadiman (daughter of Clifton Fadiman, former chief editor at Simon Schuster.)

Posted by s-gang at 12:44 PM

March 13, 2008

Graphic Novels on Booklist

Check out this list of graphic novels listed in Booklist and gear up for some hot reads this summer!

Posted by s-gang at 10:13 AM