Reading 2012


Memoirs of an Arab Intellectual, Hisham Sarabi

The Meaning of Trees, Fred Hageneder

*The Flower of Anarchy, Meir Wieseltier (Israeli poet)

War Trash, Ha Jin (China, Korean War)

The Last Barrier, Reshad Feild (re-reading, with study group)

**The Bridge on the Drina, Ivo Andric (Bosnia, chronicle)

Flying-Fox in a Freedom Tree, Albert Wendt (Samoa)

* Staircase of a Thousand Steps, Masha Hamilton (Palestinians, 1967)

The Hundred Brothers, Donald Antrim

Life in Both Hands, Maria Ginter (autobiog./Polish Resistance, artist)

Ultime Notizie dalla Famiglia, Daniel Pennac (In Italian, trans. fm French)

The Piltdown Confession, Irwin Schwartz

Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Deborah Eisenberg

Daydreaming Boy, Micheline Aharonian Marcom

* Kotik Letaev, Andrei Bely

Five Doubts, Mary Caponegro

Christ in Concrete, Pietro DiDonato

Those Who Walk Away, Patricia Highsmith

Where Three Roads Meet, Sally Vickers

* Newgrange and the Boyne Valley, Geraldine Stout

Landscapes of a Distant Mother, Said

April May June

Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, Matthew Stout, ed.

Infinite Variety - The Life & Legend of the Marchesa Casati,

by Scot D. Ryerson and  Michael Orlando Yaccarino.

* Little Boy Lost, Marghanita Laski

The Colors of Heaven -- short stories from the Pacific Rim

The Hidden Order – Tokyo Through the 20th Century, Yoshinobu Ashihara

Four Lives in Paris, Hugh Ford (KayBoyle/GeoAntheil/Harold Stearns/Mgt.Anderson)

** The Mummies of Urumchi, Eliz. Wayland Barber

Stained Glass Elegies, Shusaku Endo

Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali, J. Stephen Lansing

Ex-Friends, Norman Podhoretz

The Imposture, Benjamin Markovits

Music of Another World, Szymon Laks (Auschwitz memoir/orchestra conductor)

Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit

Cistercian Monasteries book

The Joycean Way: a Topographic Guide to [some of] Joyce’s Works,

Bruce Bidwell, Linda Heffer

The Golden Serpent, Ciro Alegria (Peru)

Goethe The Flight to Italy: Diary & Selected Letters trans T.J. Reed

The Troubled Man, Manning Henkell

July Aug. Sept.

Le Pensee Sauvage, Claude Levi-Strauss

After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, Evie Wyld

The Pilgrim Hawk, Glenway Westcott

Six Israeli Novellas ed Gershon Shaked

All Passion Spent, Vita Sackville-West

V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton

Bounded Rationality, Pamela McCorduck

The Moon Opera, Bi Feiyu

Barking Dog/Stories, Madison Smartt Bell

Singing from the Well, Reinaldo Arenas

The Wrong Side of Paris, Honore de Balzac

Erri de Luca, Sea of Memory

The Missing Peace, Ajahn Amaro

Valerie Martin, Trespass

Three Sisters, Bi Feiyu

Tales from the Supernatural, Nahguib Mahfouz

Gotz & Meyer, David Albahari

Oct. Nov. Dec.

History of Danish Dreams, Peter Hoeg

The Neddiad, Daniel Pinkwater

Cusp, Jocelyn Saidenberg

The Seine Was Red,  Leila Sebbar

Upstate, Sallie Bingham

Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl, Daniel Pinkwater

The Social Conquest of Earth Edward O. Wilson

Only a Messenger, Sumner Carnahan

The Yggessey, Daniel Pinkwater

Villette, Charlotte Bronte

Embers in the House of Night, Edvard Kocbek (trans Sonya Kravanya)

Bushmamn Lives, Daniel Pinkwater

Artsy Smartsy Club  & Mrs Noodlekugel Daniel Pinkwater

Siam, Lily Tuck

Among the Dervishes, O.M. Burke

Quicksand, Sybille Bedford (memoirs)

U is for Undertow,  Sue Grafton

Orphans of the Sky, Robert Heinlein

The Taste of Things Hidden, Sara Sviri