Category Archives: nonfiction

M Train by Patti Smith

Patti wanders equally and easily through dreams, memories, as well as through what we call everyday life. The immediacy of her lovely thoughts, annotations, and reflections pull us so strongly into her consciousness that we feel blessedly wrapped in a magical fabric part dream, … Continue reading

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A Time of Gifts

by Patrick Leigh Fermor One of the finest prose stylists I’ve ever read, although it is very rich stuff. Best to pack all twenty volumes of the OED in your knapsack if you want to read this on the subway … Continue reading

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House Hold: A Memoir of Place by Ann Peters

I first heard Ann Peters read from this book in the summer of 2012 in Wisconsin; it was one of the most compelling and enjoyable book readings I’ve ever attended. I’ve since read the book in its entirety and found … Continue reading

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Are You Somebody?

The second of nine children, O’Faolain lived a bohemian childhood with little money and many books. Her father, a well- known journalist in Ireland, left to her mother the responsibility for their children. O’Faolain’s mother read voraciously and drank with a similar appetite, often neglecting her children. Continue reading

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Close to the Knives

Sometimes it takes the fire of anger to throw light on the truth. Wojnarowicz’s honest and frank memoir has, by illuminating a painful and tragically shortened life in an uncaring time and place, made our world today that much less dark. Read and remember. Continue reading

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Number Sense

Bringing together psychology, evolution, neuroscience and mathematics education with copious illustrations, this book will make more than your occipital temporal lobe buzz. Continue reading

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Are You Somebody?

‘Drinking means bad breath and crusted shirt-fronts and bottles of milk wolfed down as a meal and waking in the morning on a pile of coats with noclean knickers and being thin, being cold, being sick’ Continue reading

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Geeks

Geeks tells the story of how these young men are using technology to change their lives, to construct new futures and find a new community where they can belong. Continue reading

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