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Book Suggestions

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Book Suggestions



Here are books that have been suggested and/or mentioned at previous gatherings.  Feel free to add other suggestions in the Comments section below.


Books mentioned at 10/9/12 gathering:


... related (very loosely!) to our discussion of Out Stealing Horses (which is set in Norway ... which is next to Sweden ... which got us onto Bergman films):


... and, of course, a video about Joyce's tub that she got from build.com



Books mentioned at 8/29/12 gathering:



And here are some of the topics that came up related to our guest last night, Pam Shelton:


Books mentioned at 7/19/12 gathering:



Books mentioned at 6/5/12 gathering:



Books mentioned at 4/25/12 gathering:



Books mentioned at 3/14/12 gathering:



Books mentioned at 12/5/11 gathering:



Books mentioned at 10/13/11 gathering:



Books mentioned at 8/30/11 gathering:



Books mentioned at 7/19/11 gathering:



Books mentioned at 6/28/11 gathering:












Comments (2)

Kim Rich said

at 10:39 am on Aug 30, 2008

Below are titles that sounded cool. From Kim:
The Wishing Year by Noelle Oxenhandler

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
by Pascal Khoo Thwe

Pascal Khoo Thwe is not Buddhist, but a member of the largely Christian Karen minority. He left Burma after becoming a leader in the 1988 student uprising. This memoir provides a fascinating glimpse into the way diverse and intermingled spiritual traditions permeate everyday life in Burma.

Finding George Orwell in Burma
by Emma Larkin

This fascinating reflection by an American journalist, who chose to use a pseudonym to protect her Burmese friends and confidantes, gives a fuller picture of the ubiquitous eyes of the ruling junta and the hopeful spirit of people continuing on in spite of it all.

Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power by Ingrid Jordt

Ingrid Jordt's writing is an academic book for an academic audience, soon to be published. If you were fascinated by her stories and are interested in her study of the lay meditation movement that is unique to Burmese Buddhism, you might appreciate this. She includes vignettes from her personal experiences in Burma throughout.

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr.
Imprint New York: Random House, c2005.

Martha Day said

at 10:22 pm on Jun 5, 2012

Stephen King's recommended for summer reading 2009:

Shatter by Michael Robotham
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
Drood by Dan Simmons
Dog on It by Spencer Quinn
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

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