Sci fi. The Last Hero , Terry Pratchett.
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Greg Palast. The Songcatcher , Sharon McCrumb. Or any of her other mysteries. Savages , Joe Kane. Impact of oil drilling on native people in Central America. Featuring forensic geologist Sara Andrews.
The Flyswatter , Bob Porter. The Red Tent , Anita Diamante. Based on Genesis The story of Dinah, daughter of Leah. By the former President. Harry Potter , JK Rowling. The Mitford Series , Jan Karon. See above for list of four titles. Shelters of Stone , Jean Auel. Outlander , Diana Gabaldon. A fantasy tale about a woman who goes back in time to Scotland during the Jacobite rebellion.
The Power of One , Bryce Courtenay. A coming of age story set during the Boer War. Light summer reading. John Adams , David McCullough. A fine biography. Desperate Measures , Kate Wilhelm. Mystery and court drama. This series of mysteries features herbalist China Bayles. Each mystery revolves around an herb or other plants.
One goose, two geese. So, one moose, two meese? And, from the mail bag virtual and hard copy : Betsy Folwell , Blue Mountain Lake and Adirondack Life editor My reading these days is books on tape, and the reader is nearly as important as the story itself. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood. Read by Margot Dionne.
Bird by Bird , Anne la Motte. Read by the author. Great advice delivered in an engaging, jive-free way. Lying Awake , Mark Salzman. The Firehouse , David Halberstam. What If , Robert Cowley, editor. And two old classics: The Awakening , Kate Chopin.
Huckleberry Finn , Mark Twain. Chopping Spree , Diane Mott Davidson. Warning Signs , Stephen White. Without Fail , Lee Child. Midnight Runner , Jack Higgins. Mortal Prey , John Stanford. A Glens Falls author. Dying to Please , Linda Howard. Non-fiction : Firehouse , David Halberstam. Last Man Down , Richard Picciotto. An every summer read. A recent find for me, she is from India and now lives in California.
Another, Sister of My Heart , is set primarily in Calcutta, and provides grat insight into Bengali culture, families, and the human condition. Jeanne Larsen.
All are set in medieval China and explore the roles of women in that society while telling engrossing adventure tales. Carol Kissam , St. If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Infant neurobiological development and the origins of violent and impulsive behavior. Brothel , Alexa Albert.
Fascinating and disturbing. Full of bee lore, which is intriguing in itself, but the book also touches on family, friendships, aging and descriptive imagery of rural living. A page-turner.
The Map of Love , Ahdaf Soueif. This takes place largely in Egypt. Heard about this on a BBC book club interview. Ghost Soldiers , Hampton Sides. Guns Across the River , Donald Graves.
An account of the raid by Americans on Prescott, Ontario. Interesting for those living on the border. Stone looks at the premise that there must have been more to the story if Athens was a democratic society. The story we are usually given is from Plato and Xenophon, who were both disciples of Socrates. Naming and Necessity , Saul Kripke.
Looks at the relationship between properties and language. It comes from a series of lectures Kripke gave at Princeton, so it is relatively readable.
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Intro to Latin. A fabulous conglomeration of observation and theory of the geologic history of the United States. This guy is a great writer! Bishop Sprong, who has spent his writing career, among other things, putting down The Indulgent White Bearded Grandfather God sitting on a cloud, and outmoded views of sex in the current churches, has his newest book coming out this fall. He suggests what modern people can really believe and discusses the faith that is emerging amongst those who have rejected the limitations of more ancient world views. Written for the average reader.
In what language do we have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposite? Lawrence River We have a book group on the islands in summer and we met this morning to talk about the second book below. A Student of Weather , Elizabeth Hay. Summer Gone , David MacFarlane. Elizabeth and After , Matt Cohen. A Good House , Bonnie Burnard.
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