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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 paul@prairielights.com

  • A Clerihew by Paul

    Clerihew

    Garcia Marquez
    Was addicted to Pez
    He found them as nice
    As a trip to see ice.

     

    -- Paul Ingram

  • Paul's October Book Club: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

    The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Roddy Doyle

    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

     

  • Paul's Cornger: Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo

    Four Reincarnations Max Ritvo

    AFTERNOON

    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
    pocket.

    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