Reading 2017

Please, Mr. Einstein, J-Claude Carriere

A Venetian Affair, Andrea de Robilant

IOU, Nancy Pickard

The 4th Way, PD Ouspensky  (rr)

The Thin Place, Kathryn Davis

* Sister Age, MFK Fisher (rr)

The Miracle Game, Joseph Kvoresky

The Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan Watts (rr)

* Capital in the 21st Century, Thomas Picketty

Democracy & Populism: Fear & Hatred, John Lukacs

The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa (rr)

Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave & Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante

Voices of Time, Eduardo Galeano (rr)

Keith Payne, The Broken Ladder (on inequality)

The Box Garden, Carol Shields

Sailing from Byzantium Colin Wells

Andre Malraux, The Royal Way (rr)

Vienna Blood, Frank Tallis

The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante

* Born to Kvetch, Michael Wex

* Sahara, Marq de Villiers & Sheila Hirtle

Story of  a Lost Child, Elena Ferrante

Magda Szabo, The Door

Claire Messud, The Hunters/A Simple Tale (2 novellas)

The Assistant, Bernard Malamud

Twisted River, Siobhan MacDonald

The Woman Who Waited, Andre Makine

* Genocide of One, Kazuaki Takano

Scale, Geoffrey West

The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje

Judas, Amos Oz

The Puttermesser Papers, Cynthia Ozick

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, Victor Pelevin

G is for Gumshoe, Sue Grafton

* 1493, Charles C. Mann

The Fifth Woman, Henning Mankell

* The Desert & the Sown, Gertrude Bell (1905 trip Palestine/Jordan)

The Cabal, Ellen Gilchrist

A Wall in Jerusalem, Rene Backmann

The Pickup, Nadine Gordimer

* Jerusalem, a Biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Future Lasts a Long Time, Louis Althusser (rr)

Goliath: Life & Loathing in Greater Israel, Max Blumenthal

Sue Grafton, Y is for Yesterday

Uncle Tungsten , Oliver Sacks

Philip Pullman, La Belle Sauvage

A Fool’s Paradise, Anita Konkka (Finnish novel)

Maguutt e Paisan (dialect & culture of Arcisate) Gian Carlo Calcagna

* The Birth of the Gods & the origins of Agriculture, Jacques Cauvin