Saturday, March 30, 2013

Notebook: Recently read books



  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - Theoharis
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts - Cain
  • The Secret Life of Pronouns - Pennebaker
  • American Bloomsbury - Cheever
  • Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth - Spurling
  • Destiny of the Republic - Millard (re: President Garfield)
  • Shakespeare after All - Burdett
  • Dreaming in French - Kaplan
  • The Zookeeper's Wife - Ackerman
  • The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins her Life Work at 72 - Peacock
  • A Small Furry Prayer - Kotler (re: Rancho de Chihuahua)


FICTION

  • Swallow and A Bit of Difference - Atta
  • Three Strong Women - Ndiaye
  • The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald
  • My Life and Hard Times - Thurber
  • South of Superior - Airgood (set on the shores of Lake Superior)
  • Delta Girls - Brandeis (story structure)


MEMOIR

  • Create Dangerously - Danticat (also: Brother, I'm Dying)
  • YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Year's of a Poet's Life - Madhubuti
  • Little Things in A Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog - Hinchman
  • Waist-high in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled - Mairs
  • One Man's Meat - White
  • The Feast Nearby - Mather
  • Still Life with Chickens - Goldhammer
  • The Egg and I - MacDonald
  • Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness - Fuller


GARDEN

  • A Naturalist Buys An Old Farm - Teale
  • In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World - Hobhouse
  • The New Low-maintenance Garden - Easton
  • McGee & Stuckley's the Bountiful Container - McGee
  • Small-space Container Gardens - Richardson
  • Big Gardens in Small Spaces - Cox
  • Grow Great Grub - Trail
  • Farm City - Carpenter
  • Urban Farms - Rich
  • Quarter Acre Farm - Warren
  • Into the Garden with Charles - Wachsberger


ART/DESIGN

  • Information Graphics - Rendgen
  • Botany for the Artist - Simblet
  • Matisse: A Way of Life in the South of France - Naudin
  • The Art of Botanical Painting - Stevens
  • A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin - Bryant
  • Raoul Duffy - Werner
  • Pissarro, His Life and Work - Shikes
  • Gustave Caillebotte - Varnedoe
  • Gwen Johns - info pending
  • William H. Johnson: An American Modern - Johnson
  • Watercolors by Winslow Homer - Homer
  • The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love - Carter
  • Drawing from Memory - Say
  • Generation T: 120 New Ways to Transform A T-shirt - Nicolay
  • The Perfect English Cottage - Byam
  • Cottages in the Sun - Bach
  • Simply Scandinavian - Norrman
  • Living With Light: Decorating the Scandinavian Way - Abbott


YOUTH LIT

  • Happy Nowruz: Cooking to Celebrate the Persian New Year - Batmanglij
  • Count Your Way Through Iran - Haskins
  • The Year of the Book - Cheng
  • Becoming Naomi Leon - Munoz
  • Hilda and The Midnight Giant
  • Giants Beware! - Aguirre
  • Junonia - Henkes
  • Wonderstruck - Selznick
  • The Arrival, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia - Shaun Tan
  • The Search for Wondla - DiTerlizzi
  • Thirteenth Child,  Across the Great Barrier and The Far West - Wrede
  • Graceling and Fire (but not Bitterblue) - Cashore
  • Seraphina - Hartman
  • The Little Broomstick - Mary Stewart
  • Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story - Khan


FILM

  • Brooklyn Bridge, Prohibition, Jazz - Ken Burns
  • Every Little Step
  • Gotta Dance (recent documentary)
  • Mad Hot Ballroom
  • The Full Monty
  • Wordplay
  • Shakespeare Retold (Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado)


---And more!---

  • When Wanderers Cease to Roam - Vivian Swift
  • Le Road Trip - Vivian Swift
  • The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare
  • Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master - Donegan & Ishibashi
  • African History: A Very Short Introduction - Parker & Rathbone
  • Edith Wharton - Hermione Lee
  • A Writer's Diary - Virginia Woolf
  • Howard's End is On the Landing - Susan Hill
  • Democracy Matters - Cornel West
  • Seven Arrows - Hyemeyohsts Storm
  • Native Roots - Jack Weatherford
  • The Turquoise Ledge - Leslie Marmon Silko
  • The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - Ripley
  • The Story of the World - Wise Bauer
  • Iran: A People Interrupted - Hamid Dabashi
  • The Crescent & Star - Stephan Kinzer (Note: Turkish villages have no main square/area for public discourse; Istikal=Independence Blvd vs. devlet=state; that to which Turks owe allegiance)
  • Write On - Elizabeth George
  • The First Five Pages - Noah Lukeman
  • Art History: A Very Short Introduction - Dana Arnold
  • Art & Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines - Cleveland
  • The Gift: Creativity & the Artist in the Modern World - Hyde
  • Investing in Creativity - the Urban Institute
  • Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History - Strickland
  • Japanese Art - J. Stanley-Baker
  • Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment
  • Art & Physics - Leonard Schlain
  • A Gentle Plea for Chaos: The Enchantment of Gardens - Osler
  • Plant Dreaming Deep - May Sarton
  • A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook - Jude Siegel
  • Home Ground - Lopez & Gwartney
  • Wild Places - Robert MacFarlane (burren of western Ireland)
  • Oxford - Jan Morris
  • A Year in Japan - Kate T. Williamson
  • Japan - W. Scott Morton
  • Highland Journey: A Sketching Tour of Scotland - Hedderwick
  • Provence Sketchbook - Fabrice Moireau
  • As They Were, Long Ago In France, Two Towns in Provence - MFK Fisher
  • The Names of Things - Susan Brind Morrow
  • Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny - Zainab Salbi
  • Lost In Translation - Eva Hoffman
  • Hungry Monkey - Matthew Amster-Burton
  • A Homemade Life - Wizenberg
  • My Life in France - Julia Child & Alex Prud'Homme
  • Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik
  • The Piano Shop on the Left Bank - Thad Carhart
  • Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris - Sarah Turnbull
  • Self-Portrait, Trina Schart Hyman - Trina Schart Hyman
  • Beatrix Potter: A Journal
  • Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature - Linda Lear
  • Wesley the Owl - Stacey O'Brien
  • The Daily Coyote - Shreve Stockton
  • To Bless the Space Between Us - John O'Donohue
  • Selected Poems - Gwendolyn Brooks
  • "An Ancient Gesture" - Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Opened Ground - Seamus Heaney
  • Equivocation - play by Bill Cain
  • Yellowman - play by Dael Orlandersmith
  • In the Continuum - play by Danai Guira & Nikkole Salter
  • Malinche - Laura Esquival
  • What Alice Knew - Paula Marantz (Alice James & brothers)
  • A Far Cry from Kensington - Muriel Spark
  • Brooklyn: A Novel - Colm Toibin
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
  • Excellent Women - Barbara Pym
  • Camus, a Romance - Elizabeth Hawe
  • Le Silence de la Mer - Jean Bruller Vercors
  • Country Of Pointed Firs & A Country Doctor - Orne Jewett
  • The Mrs. Pollifax series - Dorothy Gilman
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
  • Worlds of Fiction - eds: Roberta Rubenstein & Charles Larson
  • Bee-bim-bop! - Linda Sue Park
  • Filmmaking for Teens - Lanier & Nichols
  • Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai
  • Understood Betsy - Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Nicole, a little French schoolgirl - Maud Frère
  • Nanette, a French goat - Mireille Marokvia
  • The Good Master - Kate Seredy
  • The Fortune-Tellers - Lloyd Alexander (Schart Hyman)
  • Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins - (Schart Hyman)
  • Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't) - Barbara Bottner
  • Pacific Crossing - Gary Soto
  • Incredibly True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Alexie
  • Looking for Bapu - Anjali Banerjee
  • Gods of Manhattan - Scott Mebus
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
  • Seven Sisters & Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Lin

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The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather - back to the land on $40/day (in SW Michigan)
Still Life w/Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer - rebuilding a life, this time w/chickens

Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin
In Search of Paradise Great Gardens of the the World by Penelope Hobhouse
Matisse: A Way of Life in the South of France by Jean-Bernard Naudin
Pocket Neighborhoods: Small-scale Community in A Large-scale World by Ross Chapin

Open Studios with Lotta Jansdotter by Lotta Jansdotter
Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking by Najmieh Batmanglij

Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington
Small-space Container Gardens by Fern Richardson

---Online---
Seattle Seedling blog by Stacy Brewer, "city-dwelling teacher by day, organic urban farmer by night/any spare minute, trying to grow as much food as possible on my modest 4,000 square foot Seattle lot in the Maple Leaf neighborhood."

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