Recommendations May 2021

  May 7, 2021, Meeting, online LINCOLN LITERARY SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONS Note:  The recommendations list from our 5/07 meeting is given below, interspersed with recommendations that arrived by email from members who could not attend (the latter are prefaced by “From Diana,” etc. Many thanks to everyone! Fiction: -“Euphoria” by Lily King (Starr) https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/books/review/euphoria-by-lily-king.html -“Washington Black” by Read More…

Recommendations April 2021

Fiction – Works by mystery writer Maurizio DiGiovanni – Notes from Marisa: Italian author, very popular in his country and translated into several languages. Two of his series were made into TV shows in Italy.  He writes mainly literary mysteries. The novels are character-driven, there is psychological depth. The plots are complex, and the writing Read More…

Pastoral Prayer on Grief

  Poem (and photo) by Melinda Bruno-Smith * I feel the loss, as you do. My heart aches for something to hold on to Comfort to ease the pain, the fear of not knowing. * It’s like a raft has pushed away from the shore of my knowing With me on it And you are Read More…

May 2020 Literary Recommendations

We had our May, 2020, meeting via Zoom because of the pandemic. Like the April one, this was a wonderful event. It’s been so nice to see good friends, even if virtually, during isolation.  May 1, 2020 (via ZOOM) LINCOLN LITERARY SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONS FICTION – “The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times Read More…

April, 2020, recommendations

To begin and to end with Billy Collins – perfect! So here is a picture. And enjoy some of his awesomeness at the bottom. FICTION – “Deal Killer” by Neil Sanders (Judy) https://www.amazon.com/Deal-Killer-Neal-Sanders/dp/1482077817 -“Peter Pan” by James Matthew Barry (Judy, Daniela) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34268.Peter_Pan -“The Story of Doctor Dolittle” -original unabridged version – by Hugh Lofting (Daniela) Read More…

We have each other

And that is how we met today, via Zoom. I snapped this picture while waiting for our friends to sign in. It was raining, and it was raining sad news. But talking to my dear people made me feel good today. I have a friend who doesn’t like taking pictures. He insists that if we do, we Read More…

Love of books & a wreck of a library

  I just came across this amazing picture of the Holland House, located in London, bombed during World War II. The building was severely destroyed and was never rebuilt to reflect its original grandeur. Such was famine, boredom, and sadness, people kept coming to the library wing anyway, looking for a good read. You can read about Read More…

Shiny Shadow

(A poem by Daniela Caride)   I got this little dog   He is regarded for his spots And ignored for his heritage   Not everyone enjoys a mutt But the ones who do — gentle souls They relish in the opportunity To guess his many breeds   This little dog Asks for very little Read More…

Thoreau’s bicentennial

More wonderful stuff our Society members recommended, folks! This stash refers to our meetings in July and August 2017. It was Thoreau’s bicentennial, so here is a beautiful picture of Walden Pond, so close to us all in Lincoln (geographically and emotionally). FICTION -“The Bostonians” by Henry James (Debbie) – “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan Read More…

Catching up…

Here is what our members recommended on November 18, 2016, plus a poem about war, plus a poem about a wounded stag. FICTION (Young Adult and Adult) -“Raccoon Island: The Encroachment of Man” by Timothy McBride (Judy – written by Judy’s cousin) FICTION -“The Kitchen Boy” by Robert Alexander (Cathy) AUDIO FICTION – “Cranford” by Elizabeth Read More…