Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
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April 28, 2016 - 1:38pm
The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Vol. 2: 1909-1939
[on getting a card]
on getting a card
from a poet whom I love
with whom I differ
the modern poetic
I was much moved
from him if
as yet he does not
concede my point
nor is he
indeed conscious of it
has other outstanding
which delight me
-- William Carlos Williams from The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Vol. 2: 1909-1939
April 26, 2016 - 11:37am
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
April 26 is a great day for big readers and lovers of animals. The great student of animal behavior, Frans de Waal will greet us with Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals are, which is probably his best and most complete book yet about what he and many of his colleagues believe to be the complex abilities and inner lives of earth’s many species of animals. Not just bonobos and dolphins, but many species of birds; dogs and cats; elephants. All of you who believe non-humans have inner lives will be delighted with the experimental studies , which indicate just that.
April 25, 2016 - 6:44pm
Michelle Hoover reads tonight at 7 pm. If you can't be here, be sure to listen live.
Here's what Paul has to say about this fantastic book:
Michelle Hoover, who wowed Prairie Lights’ audience with her reading from her first novel, The Quickening, now has a second novel. It’s called Bottomland and, like her first book, deals with life in rural Iowa (Hoover is from Ames) in the early part of the 20th Century. This book is a bit more of a thriller than was The Quickening. It involves an escaped German prisoner of who may have kidnapped a farm child. As always, Hoover’s novel is well-researched, with characters who emerge from the circumstances of their lives. The reader is pulled in from the first page. If you love Willa Cather and the other great mid-western writers, you won’t want to miss this reading.