Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
If you have any requests for recommendations, send Paul an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13, 2016 - 12:42pm
Was addicted to Pez
He found them as nice
As a trip to see ice.
-- Paul Ingram
October 10, 2016 - 7:48pm
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
October Book Club
THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS
by RODDY DOYLE
In support of National Domestic Violence Awareness month we’ll be reading Doyle’s powerful novel of down-trodden Paula Spencer, driven to alcoholism by her abusive husband, Charlo, the husband from Hell. Incredible novel of blue collar life in Ireland in the 70s.
“It is the triumph of this novel that Mr. Doyle shows the inner life of this battered housecleaner to be of the same stuff as that of the heroes of the great novels of Europe.”—Mary Gordon, New York Times Book Review
Club meets Thursday, Oct 20th at Prairie Lights 7 PM
October 5, 2016 - 7:41pm
When I was about to die
my body lit up
like when I leave my house
without my wallet.
What am I missing? I ask,
patting my chest
And I am missing everything living
that won’t come with me
into this sunny afternoon
—my body lights up for life
like all the wishes being granted in a fountain
at the same instant—
all the colors burning the fountain dry—
and I give my breath
to a small bird-shaped pipe.
In the distanced, behind several voices
haggling, I hear a sound like heads
clicking together. Like a game of pool
played with people by machines.
—from FOUR REINCARNATIONS BY MAX RITVO