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What We Are Reading…

What are we reading? Sept 2008

Pam: Lives of Girls & Women / Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

Helene: Short Stories by Zadie Smith / I Was Behind You by Nicolas Fargues

Karen: Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh, Ph.D. / Bringing up Geeks by Marybeth Hicks

Susan: Sabers of Paradise by Lesley Blanch

Jennifer: “Strawberry Girl”, a short story in the 19.08.08 New Yorker / The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller (also recommended her Don’t lets go to the Dogs Tonight)

Georgina: a Biography of Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin / Continental Drifter by Tim Moore

Denise: The Road by Cormac McCarthy / Multitude of Sins by Richard Ford / Emily & Alfred by Doris Lessing / The Gathering by Ann Enwright

Barbara: How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard (I can’t believe I am putting this on the list! But I better check it out if I am going to be critical…) and anything by Elizabeth Taylor (not that E.T.)

Amanda: seconds The Gathering by Ann Enwritght / The Sea by John Banville / When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson

Beth: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (F L Wright’s mistress’ story) / Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (book with kids and puzzles anecdote).

Janet: Madams, Ministers & Reformers - Sin in the Second City & the Battle for America’s Soul by Karen Abbott / Stasiland: True Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder

Lizzie: Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones / O Henry Prize Short Story collection / also David Foster Wallace

Susan & I also recommend anything by Nuala O’Faolain for ex, Are You Somebody?

Toby: Omeros by Derek Walcott