Bored? Read some more!

cropped-TLLS.jpgOur Second Lincoln Literary Society meeting was an absolute success. We got acquainted with lots of books, concepts, articles and pieces of history. We also found out we are talked about, and — how cool is that — as “the Lincoln Literatis.”  LOL!

I hope we can live up to our name! And for that, nothing better than sharing the list Cathy and Graham put together during our meeting of the literature cited and recommended by our fellow members.

FICTION
“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce (Jessica)
“The Blessing” by Nancy Mitford (Graham)
“Pomegranate Soup” by Marsha Mehran (Starr)
Books by Audrey Niffenegger: “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories,” and “Her Fearful Symmetry” (Daniela)
” The Custom of the Country,” and “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton (Daniela)
“The Lover” by Marguerite Duras (Daniela)
“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov (Daniela)
“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters (Jessica)

NON-FICTION – MEMOIRS
“My Life in France” by Julia Child (Starr)
“Chickens, Mules, and Two Old Fools (Volume 1)” by Victoria Twead (Daniela and Starr)

NON-FICTION – OTHER
“Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind” by Yuval Harari (Jessica)
“Bringing Up Bebe: An American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” by Pamela Druckerman (Jessica)
“Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel” by Carl Safina (Daniela)
“Spark Joy” by Marie Kondo (Judy)
“Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by John J. Ratey (Debbie)
“The Alphabet Vs. the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image” by Leonard Shlain (Jessica)

BOOKS BY AUTHORS WHO LIVE IN LINCOLN
“Desert Roots: The Journey of an Iranian Immigrant Family” [to Ireland] by Mitra Shavarini (Jessica)

BOOKS ABOUT LINCOLN (FROM RECENT LINCOLN AUTHORS EVENT)
“Voiceprints of Lincoln” by Ruth Moulton Ragan (1991).(Daniela)
“Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover, New England Architect” by Lucretia Giese and Henry Hoover Jr. (Daniela)
“The Nature of Lincoln: Exploring the Natural History of a Massachusetts Town” by Susan M. Klem, available from the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (Daniela)
“Lincoln Libraries, 1789-1984” by John C. MacLean and Margaret Mutchler Martin (1984)

POETRY

The Poetry of Flowers” by Keith Moseley and illustrated by Patricia Whittaker
If–” by Rudyard Kipling and “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke from “The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse,” Editor Philip Larkin (Graham)
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” by Mary Elizabeth Frye (Daniela)
One Trillion Voices”  by Daniela Caride (our very own!) read by the author

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