Staff Recs

I like to travel through any window: be it fiction, nonfiction, short, fat, old, or new. This is only possible by way of a fine & graceful pen.





...And here is some more inspiration.


The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375503825
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Published: Random House - October 18th, 2005

Billy Collins' poetry is welcoming and hospitiable. He invites the treader to travel with him to places that reflect on our lives in ways that we have forgotten. His writing is spare, elegant, humorous and ironic. This book from our 2 term poet laureate is a small gem.

Gardens of Water Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400066872
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Published: Random House - February 5th, 2008

From his first hand experiences in Turkey at the time of the devastating Marmara earthquake of 1999, first time writer Alan Drew has brought us a beautifully written story of a Kurdish family and an American family who find themselves intertwined on the same path of survival. This is an enlightening and graceful tale of humanity as it tries to overcome the differences of culture and faith. I could not put this book down. It was an unexpected and emotional page turner.

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Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780375759314
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Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

I find it ironic that I stumble to describe this book which is the essence of clairty and light. It is a story of the laws of nature vs the dreams of man. This is the last novel, the swan song, from one of our greatest writers. Not to be missed!

Stones from the River Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684844770
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 1997

When I first heard that this book was about a dwarf named Trudi who grows to womanhood in Nazi Germany, I was not sure that I would like it. How wrong I was! This is an exceptional and beautiful book. A story of the wisdom and courage to be found in unlikely places in unspeakable times. A must read.