Cindi lives to read, sell books and write. She enjoys well-written fiction, provocative memoir, poetry, and cultural criticism...and Pulitzer and Nobel prize winners and books in translation. She is also an artist in the mixed media altered book format.
Clutter problem? To declutter one’s home or work space is to clean one’s mind of nagging worries, idle distractions and malaise. Less “is” best if what remains is only what's beautiful, inspiring and useful in your environment. Minimizing one’s stuff opens a mental door for clear thought and creativity. This book even changed the way I fold my socks.
For anyone who has loved and lost, who loves poetry and poetic prose, who sees beauty in the world... This is a beautiful book. --Cindi
If you love David Foster Duncan's style you will enjoy this young writer. He takes not one but three (3!) pilgrimages and describes his journey during his 20-something years. My feet hurt after reading about his treks. --Cindi
We are a poetry-loving community, right? If there is a "Western Voice" in our contemporary poetry, you will discover it as you read this anthology, 478 pages of diverse poems represented by 11 states on this side of the continental divide. The poets are living and actively writing, they come from all walks of life, all ages, nationalities and professions. It is a snapshot of our present and collective poetic experience. Our own Bellingham poet Jim Bertolino is included. You will be mesmerized by this book of many voices; I am. Slow down; sit, read, and reflect. --Cindi
Terry Tempest Williams is a poet, a naturalist and a memoirist. This is a story that is worth reading over and over; it is haunting and beautiful and satisfying. --Cindi
Quirky, mysterious, humorous and delightful. E.L. Doctorow tells a story of two housebound brothers in a way that introduces history and characters into their cluttered, odd world with a rather colorful result. Currently on the best-seller list. --Cindi
This reads like a documentary with heart. It is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer who is not only brilliant, but compassionate in his fight against the global epidemic of drug-resistant TB around the world, especially in the poorest countries, such as Haiti.
Poetry is playful, it is fun, it is therapy, it is something everyone can learn to write, and this book is a great workbook for the linguistically curious. I refer to it often. --Cindi
Translated from French, Le Clezio leads the reader into another world, off the eastern coast of Africa, and it is unforgettable. Le Clezio is the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature.