Reading 2015

The Man Who Killed the Deer, Frank Waters

The Secret of Scent: adventures in perfume and the science of smell, Luca Turin

Igor Stravinsky, an Autobiography

Always Say Goodbye, Stuart Kaminsky

Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art (three catalogs)

Bright Futures, Stuart Kaminsky

Preliminaries, S. Yizhar (Hebrew), early days of Jewish settlement 1917-1930

Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express, Stuart Kaminsky

Temporary Agency, Rachel Pollack

Irawaddy Tango, Wendy Law-Ione

Zayni Barakat, Gamal al-Ghitani

A Tale of Pierrot & Other Stories, George Dennison

The Glory of the Pythres, Richard Millet

Blackwater, Kerstin Ekman

The Mind Parasites, Colin Wilson

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Erving Goffman

The Hollow-Eyed Angel Janwillem van de Wetering

* The Stone Raft, Jose Saramago

Oxford & Cambridge: An Uncommon History, Peter Sager

Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy, Erin Manning

Beware of Pity, Stefan Zweig

The Subtle Knife, Phillip Pullman (2nd in trilogy)

Oxford Travellers Companion, Richard Tames

Be My Knife, David Grossman

The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier

Stories of God, Rainer Maria Rilke

The Great Fire Shirley Hazzard

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

Stalin in the Bronx, Suzanne Ruta (enchanting stories/ Jewish emigres/US, Mexico/etc.)

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant: a memoir, Roz Chast

The Three Pound Enigma, Lauren Moffett

Breaking the Spell Daniel Dennett

The Golden Compass (1st in trilogy)

The Pre-Raphaelite Dream, William Gaunt

Italian Short Stories ed. Massimo Riva

Nada, Carmen LaForet

The Distance Between Us, Masha Hamilton

The Amber Spyglass, Phillip Pullman (third in trilogy)

Pavilion of Women, Pearl S. Buck

How War Began, Keith Otterbein

The Lady & the Monk, Pico Ayer

Bobos in Paradise

Commodify Your Dissent

Conquered City, Victor Serge ***

Maria Callas, Arianna Stassinopolous

Childhood, Nathalie Sarraute

Andalucia, John Gill

The Invisible History of the Human Race/How DNA & History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures, Christine Kenneally

NeuroTribes Steve Silberman

The Library at Night, Alberto Manguel

White Mughals, William Dalrymple

The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo, Paula Huntley

Felicia’s Journey, William Trevor

The Careful Use of Compliments, Alexander McCall Smith

* Eyes at the Window, Evie Yoder Miller (Amish settlers, 1810s-1860s)

Zombie Politics & Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Henry Giroux

Speaking & Language Defense of Poetry, Paul Goodman

Today I Wrote Nothing, Daniil Kharms

B as in Beirut, Iman Humaydan Younes (trans. Max Weiss)

The Man from Beijing, Henning Mankell

X, Sue Grafton