Category Archives: Book Selections

Rilke’s Book of Hours

For this month we are reading Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours. I also highly recommend his “Duino Elegies”, particularly the first couple, then if you have time move on to the “Sonnets to Orpheus. ” It’s all really wonderful stuff. … Continue reading

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Ceremony

For this month we are reading Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that … Continue reading

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The Delicacy and Strength of Lace

For this month we are reading The Delicacy and Strength of Lace, which is the correspondence between the poet James Wright and the novelist Leslie Marmon Silko. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright met only … Continue reading

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John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany

For this month we are reading A Prayer for Owen Meany by  John Irving. We will meet again on Thursday evening, January 12. More details to follow. Happy reading and Merry Christmas to you all.

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Winter: Notes from Montana

This month we are reading Winter: Notes from Montana, by Rick Bass. It’s a short book, and like we discussed, feel free to read any of his other works. He is not only well known for his nature essays, but … Continue reading

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Frankenstein

I suppose this book is even more relevant this time of year: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We will be meeting on Wednesday, November 2, at 8:30 pm at my place. Feel free to bring a treat to share with the others. … Continue reading

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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is our selection for this month. We will be meeting again on Tuesday, August 16, 8:30 pm. Here is the blurb about the book from Amazon. A finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer … Continue reading

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