Good reads…..

Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Libreria Palazzo Roberti, Bassano del Grappa, Italia

Bright Dead Things   Ada Limón
Night-Eater   Patricia Young
Slant Six   Erin Belieu
if you have to go   Katie Ford
An Exchange of Gifts   Alden Nowlan
Citizen:  An American Lyric   Claudia Rankine
The Carrying   Ada Limón
Thirst   Mary Oliver
Fortune   Tanis MacDonald
The Bagman’s Sonata     Patrick O’Connell
The Joy that Cracked the Mountain   Patrick O’Connell
Falling in Place     Patrick O’Connell
Twelve Poems for Emily Carr     John Weier
Bones in their Wings     Lorna Crozier
Latent Heat     Catherine Hunter
The Wrong Cat  Lorna Crozier
Ballistics     Billy Collins
A Saving Grace     Lorna Crozier
Instruments of Surrender   Christine Wiesenthal
Wolf Tree    Alison Calder
Domain     Barbara Nichol
Miner’s Pond     Anne Michaels
The Weight of Oranges     Anne Michaels
The Exiles’ Gallery     Elise Partridge
Swan     Mary Oliver
Red Bird     Mary Oliver
Blue Iris     Mary Oliver
moonstance     Sarah Klassen
Second Space    Czeslaw Milosz

Short Stories

Life Without Children   Roddy Doyle
kilter:  55 fictions   John Gould
Pilgrims   Elizabeth Gilbert
The End of Me   John Gould
The Miss Hereford Stories   Gail Anderson-Dargatz
You Are Not What We Expected   Sidura Ludwig

Charles Dickens's own reading copy of A Christmas Carol for public readings, T. Vatrt image

Charles Dickens’s own reading copy of A Christmas Carol for public readings, T. Vatrt image

The White Card   Claudia Rankine

this is how we love   Lisa Moore
The Family Fang   Kevin Wilson
Burntcoat   Sarah Hall
The Dutch House   Ann Patchett
Fight Night   Miriam Toews
This is Happiness   Niall Williams
Pew   Catherine Lacey
A Town called Solace   Mary Lawson
Homeland Elegies   Ayad Ahktar
Nothing to See Here   Kevin Wilson
Seven Good Reasons not to be Good   John Gould
Half Life   Krista Foss
Writers & Lovers   Lily King
Two Blankets, Three Sheets   Rodaan Al Galidi
Love   Roddy Doyle
Jack   Marilyn Robinson
The Crane Wife   Patrick Ness
Indians on Vacation   Thomas King
Two Pints   Roddy Doyle
Troubled Blood (the Cormorant Strike series)   Robert Galbraith / J. K. Rowling
Actress   Anne Enright
The Girl who Reads on the Métro   Christine Féret-Fleury
Women Talking   Miriam Toews
Five Wives   Joan Thomas
Lost Children Archive   Valeria Luiselli
The Memory Police   Yoko Ogawa
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous   Ocean Vuong
Rabbit Foot Bill   Helen Humphreys
Exposure   Helen Dunmore
I Am A Truck   Michelle Winters
The Farm   Joanne Ramos
Red Clocks   Leni Zumas
Olive, Again   Elizabeth Strout
The Farm   Tom Rob Smith
Disoriental   Négar Djavadi
disobedience   Naomi Alderman
Queenie   Candice Carty-Williams
Big Sky   Kate Atkinson (The Jackson Brodie series)
Machines Like Me   McEwan, Ian
House of Broken Angels   Luis Alberto Urrea
The Deportees   Roddy Doyle
Normal People   Sally Rooney
Conversations with Friends   Sally Rooney
The Long Take   Robin Robertson
The Mars Room   Rachel Kushner
Warlight   Michael Ondaatje
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey   Rachel Joyce
Machine Without Horses   Helen Humphreys
A Long Way from Home   Peter Carey
Flights   Olga Tokarczuk
The Italian Teacher   Tom Rachman
Brother     David Chariandy
The Female Persuasion   Meg Wolitzer
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry   Rachel Joyce
The Music Shop     Rachel Joyce
Pachinko    Min Jin Lee
Plainsong     Kent Haruf
IQ series    Joe Ide
The House of Names     Colm Tóbín
Amy and Isabelle     Elizabeth Street
The Whites     Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt
Smile     Roddy Doyle
Lincoln in the Bardo     George Saunders
The Bradshaw Variations     Rachel Cusk
Anything is Possible     Elizabeth Strout
Transit     Rachel Cusk
The Strays     Emily Bitto
The Summer Book   Tove Jansson
Wenjack     Joseph Boyden
Commonwealth     Ann Patchett
How to be Both     Ali Smith
Olive Kitteridge     Elizabeth Strout
Paula Spencer     Roddy Doyle
The Essence of the Thing     Madeleine St. Jean
The Marriage Plot      Jeffrey Eugenides
The Burgess Boys   Elizabeth Strout
Abide with Me     Elizabeth Strout
My Name is Lucy Barton     Elizabeth Strout
Birdie   Tracey Lindberg
Guts   Roddy Doyle
The Inspector Rebus series     Ian Rankin
The Barrytown Trilogy    (The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van)     Roddy Doyle
The Evening Chorus     Helen Humphreys
Night Watching     Meira Cook
Spool of Blue Thread     Anne Tyler
Innocence     Penelope Fitzgerald
Dear Committee Members     Julie Schumacher
Floating in my Mother’s Palm     Ursula Hegi
419   Will Ferguson     
Still Alice     Lisa Genova
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers     Tom Rachman
Landing Gear    Kate Pullinger
The Magician’s Assistant   Ann Patchett
The Photograph    Penelope Lively
The Inheritance of Loss   Kiran Desai
All My Puny Sorrows    Miriam Toews
Blood and Beauty   Sarah Dunnant
Life after Life   Kate Atkinson
The Swallows of Kabul    Yasmina Khadra

All We Want   Michael Harris
For the Time Being   Annie Dillard
One Good Thing:  A Living Memoir   M.A.C. Farrant
No Cure for Being Human   Kate Bowler
Men Explain Things to Me   Rebecca Solnit
The Cost of Living   Deborah Levy
The Book of Delights    Ross Gay
How We Show Up   Mia Birdsong
Magic off Main:  The Art of Esther Warkov   Beverly J. Rasporich
Forgotten Women: The Artists   Zing Tsjeng
The  Four Agreements   Don Miguel Ruiz
The Essence of Julian   Ralph Milton.
Big Magic   Elizabeth Gilbert
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved   Kate Bowler
Things I Don’t Want to Know   Deborah Levy
the year of loss     Cait Flanders
The End of Absence:  Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection     Michael Harris
Solitude:  A Singular Life in a Crowded World     Michael Harris
At the Strangers’ Gate     Adam Gopnik
Aftermath:  On Marriage and Separation     Rachel Cusk
Juliet’s Answer     Glenn Dixon
Saint Francis of Assisi     G. K. Chesterton
Becoming my Mother    Ruth Reichl
Tender to the Bone     Ruth Reichl
33 Artists in 3 Acts     Sarah Thornton     (contemporary art)
the life-changing magic of tidying up     Marie Kondo     (self-help)
brown girl dreaming    Jacqueline Woodson     (memoir)
Too Close to the Falls;  After the Falls;  Coming Ashore     Catherine Gildiner     (trilogy of memoirs)
Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees     Lawrence Weschler   (biography of Robert Irwin)
What Next?     Ann Patchett      (commencement address)
Help, Thanks, Wow      Anne Lamott     (spirituality)
A Season for the Spirit     Martin L. Smith     (spirituality)
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage     Ann Patchett     (essays)
Nocturne  Helen Humphreys     (memoir)

New York Public Library, T. Vatrt image

New York Public Library, T. Vatrt image

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