September readings

We had a terrific meeting on September 9, 2016. Below is most of the literature we discussed. Thank you, Cathy, for taking the time to put these notes together. We really appreciate being able to check them when we want to look for our next book!

 

 

FICTION

-“The Man in the High Castle” – novel on what would happen if Hitler won the war by Philip K. Dick (Debbie D.)

-“The Boys from Brazil” by Ira Levin also made into a film with Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier (Debbie D.)

-“The Grasshopper” by Barbara Vine, pseudonym of author Ruth Rendell (Debbie D.)

-“The Hare with Amber Eyes” by Edmund De Waal (Debbie A.)

-“East/West” – Salmon Rushdie Short Stories (Carmela)

-“The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton (Daniela)

Dark stories by HP Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood – many (Debbie D.)

 

NON-FICTION

-“Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior” by Kate Fox (Cathy)

-Articles by New York Times reporter on bringing up children in England by Catherine Lyall (Jean) I cannot find online links — Cathy

-“Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing (Cathy)

 

ARTICLE FROM PERIODICAL

“Why Can’t Americans Wear White After Labor Day” Note: article no longer available on “news.com.au” website – contact Judy for a hard copy.

“Emily Post Advice about Wearing White After Labor Day” (Judy)

See: http://emilypost.com/advice/wearing-white-after-labor-day/

 

AUDIO BOOKS – NARRATORS

 

LLS member Jean Palmer writes reviews of audio books for the Lincoln Journal. All of her reviews are online.

www.soundcommentary.com

 

VIDEOS/MOVIES

-“The Man in the High Castle” – Amazon TV series on what would have happened if Hitler won the war (Elizabeth)

See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/

-“The Boys from Brazil” (Debbie D.)

See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077269/

-“Woman in Gold” (Cathy)

See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404425/

-“Deadman” by Jim Jarmoush – with Johnny Depp. William Blake poetry (see below) a major influence on this film, read “Auguries of Innocence” before seeing (Debbie D.)

 

MUSEUMS

 

-World War II Museum – extensive collection privately owned but open to the public, in Natick MA (Cathy)

See: http://museumofworldwarii.org/

 

POETRY

 

“Auguries of Innocence: To see the world in a grain of sand” by William Blake (Daniela and Debbie D)

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