Reading 2020

The Common Good, Robert Reich

The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets, Nahum Ward-Lev

Kindred, Octavia Butler

Offshore, Penelope Fitzgerald

The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan, Yasushi Inoue

Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, Sigmund Freud (rr)

Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts New Chapters, Rebecca Solnit

Remember Me, Laura Hendrie

* Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise & Fall of Nations & States, Norman Davies

State of Wonder, Anne Patchett

Born Bad, Andrew Vachss

Materialism, Terry Eagleton

The Iron Tracks, Aharon Applefeld

From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East, William Dalrymple

The Odd Woman and the City, Vivian Gornick

The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek, Andrea Marcolongo

Choice of Evil, Andrew Vachss

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire. William Dalrymple (selected portions)

* The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping, Aharon Applefeld

Witness: A Search, J. G. Bennett

The True Believer Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, Eric Hoffer. (RR)

The Three-Pound Enigma: the human brain and the quest to unlock its mysteries, Shannon Moffett (rr)

* The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, Robert Macfarlane

Blue Belle, Andrew Vachss

* In the Land of Temple Caves: Notes on Art & the Human Spirit, Frederick Turner

Desert Images, Edward Abbey text, David Muench photos

A History of God, Karen Armstrong

All Whom I Have Loved, Aharon Appelfeld

Total Capitalism: Market Politics, Market State, Colin Leys (rr)

The Desert: the Life & Adventures of Jubair Wali al-Mammi, Albert Memmi

Dancing in the Streets A History of Collective Joy, Barbara Ehrenreich

Riviera Gold, Laurie R. King

Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The Colonizer and the Colonized, Albert Memmi

Palestinian Walks: Forays Into a Vanishing Landscape, Raja Shehadeh

White Trash: the 400 Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg

Green Darkness, Anya Seton

*Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World, Glenn Albrecht

*A Whisper to the Living, Stuart Kaminsky

Journeys in Islamic Countries, J.G. Bennet

Migrant Anxieties: Italian Cinema in a Transnational Frame, Aine O’Healy

Adventures of a Dwergish Girl, Daniel Pinkwater

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Greg Palast

Romanesque Art in Europe, ed. Gustave Kunstler

The Work, the Joy & the Triumph of the Will;, Armand Schwermer (rr)

My Father’s Paradise – A Son’s Search for His Family’s Past, Ariel Sabar

Proust: The Early Years, George D. Painter

The Pillar of Salt, Albert Memmi

In Winter Light, Edwin Corle (1949)

(rr) The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt

Nativity Poems, Joseph Brodsky

The Hudson River & its Painters, JK Howat

Maigret’s War of Nerves, Georges Simenon