Sheri wonders why she didn't move to Washington sooner. She buys new and used books at Village Books. In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading, baking, and watching dogs. She likes reading nearly anything about animals, especially dogs, fiction, fantasy, cookbooks, memoirs about people cooking and baking, books about nature and conservation, and reporters giving an in depth look on just about anything.
She like nearly anything about dogs, wolves, or whales ... fiction-historical, magical, mysterious, a little sci fi, then there's cookbooks and books about people cooking and baking. Books about nature and conservation.
And reporters giving an in depth look on just about anything. And memoirs.
Although the author does stays at a friend's 12 by 12 cabin without electricity or running water, this book is not about living in a rustic dwelling. It is about finding your own path to a truly satisfying life while cherishing the earth and its inhabitants. Powers suggests that we have something to learn from other cultures who may not have much, but have found a rich balance between work and play. Filled with stories about the cabin's owner, a doctor who doesn't use her title and earns only $11,000 so as not to pay war taxes, and a local man thwarted by local politicians from planning a community filled with life instead of corporate boxes this book gives you plenty to ponder.
From a poet who teaches us the beauty and magic of the natural world comes a reminder that this world includes "the creatures, with their / thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their / infallible sense of what their lives / are meant to be."
Reaching across America-from the neighborhoods of New Orleans to Houston, Chicago, and elsewhere-CITY OF REFUGE explores this turning point in American culture. Like John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, it sounds complex chords of race, class, culture, and regional identity, but always through the double helix of these two families' lives. Piazza's characters will live in readers' minds and hearts, and their encounter with the storm will confront us all with raw truths about our nation and ourselves. Rich with emotional insight and unforgettable scenes, it will challenge, and deeply move, every reader.
Thrown out of Harvard the same day his father commits suicide, George James Grinnell yearns to escape from civilization. He takes his chance on a three month canoeing expedition through the Canadian Barrens. There he revels in the pristine vistas devoid of man while vacillating between fear of dying and awe. Eventually he feels himself disappearing into the landscape, just another caribou in the food chain. Death on the Barrens is a fascinating glimpse at the actions of six men when they have nothing left to confront but themselves.
This is a story about a young woman growing up in a country overrun by invaders for 17 years. Her culture is full of learning and reading, but now most of the books have been destroyed because the invaders fear reading. She herself must read in secret. As I read this book I wished that our culture would evolve into something akin to that of these peaceful people.
A grand tale of obsession about the brilliant Glenn Gould and the unique, temperamental instrument he came to love beyond all others, by a top "New York Times" writer. Glenn Gould was one of the most complex, brilliant artists of the twentieth century, a musician famous for bizarre habits: he wore a hat and gloves even on the warmest summer day; refused to shake hands for fear of germs or damaged fingers; hummed and conducted himself while he played; and traveled the world with a battered old chair, refusing to perform while sitting on anything else.
"Little Face is a wonderful work, a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer's magic. Chilling, tantalizing, and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying."-Barbara D'Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts "Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb: Her characters are vivid, the novel's challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ingenious."-The Sunday Times (London) "Outstandingly chilling."-The Spectator