November finds


Here is what the group recommended during the November, 2016, meeting.


-“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thang Nguyen (Pat & Jessica).

-“Cat’s Claw” a China Bayles Herbal mystery, one of a series by Susan Wittig Albert (Pat & Rodger) [Note: Novel includes recipes at the end – Rodger brought delicious curry and cardamom cookies to the meeting made from one of the recipes.] Author also wrote mystery series with detective based on Beatrix Potter. (Rodger) [Rodger has put together information about the China Bayles Herbal mysteries. Please email us to get a copy]

-“My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry: A Novel” by Fredrik Backman (author of “A Man Called Ove”) (Starr)

-“The Little Red Chairs” by Edna O’Brien (Jessica)

-“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith (Jeanne)



-“1984” by George Orwell, narrated by Simon Prebble (Daniela)



– “Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age” by Dan Zak Narrated by Michael Quinlan (Jeanne)



-“Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools: Tuck into a Slice of Andalucian Life” by Victoria Twead, memoir with recipes (Starr & Daniela)

-“Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India” by Margaret Mac Millan. (Elizabeth)

-“The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom” by Caitlin and John Matthews (Elizabeth)

-“Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds” by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken (Jessica)

-“The Gene: An Intimate History” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Jessica)

-“Tribe” by Sebastian Junger (Jessica)

-“The Tongue Set Free” memoir by Elias Canetti (winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize) (Cathy)

-“The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson (Cathy)

-“Understanding Vietnam” by Neil L. Jamieson (Cathy) [I have close friends who live in VN and have visited there twice. I have many recommendations and lots of advice from my friends and from my own experience about traveling there and am happy to send the notes to anyone interested. Contact me throught the website for more.]



-“Edgar Allan Poe’s Feud with Boston? Nevermore” by Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, 10/04/14 (Judy)



“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe narrated by James Earl Jones

Indian Summers” WGBH Masterpiece series (Jessica)



“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde [Internet shows that some people dispute that Wilde actually said this – but it’s a great quote anyway.]



-“Hoopla” – app for free downloadable books, available to Lincoln Library members (Pat)



Daniela read her poem “Morning Coffee” and “This poem is not addressed to you” by Donald Justice, which she found at PoetryFoundation.


~ Cathy Moritz



One thought on “November finds

  1. Cathy,

    Thanks for sending our notes and Daniela for bringing together such a delightful group and so generously and graciously hosting us.
    I’m sorry that I’ll have to miss the next three gatherings as I’ll be traveling, but want to wish everyone a lovely holiday season.
    Look forward to reconnecting in early spring.

    Warm wishes,

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