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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

  • Paul's Corner: Poem

    The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams: 1909-1939 William Carlos Williams

    Poem [on getting a card]

    on getting a card
    long delayed
    from a poet whom I love
    but

    with whom I differ
    touching
    the modern poetic
    technique

    I was much moved 
    to hear
    from him if
    as yet he does not

    concede my point
    nor is he
    indeed conscious of it
    no matter

    his style
    has other outstanding
    virtues
    which delight me

    -- William Carlos Williams

  • Happy Birthday to Paul's Grandson Sam!

    Among the rain 
    and lights 
    I saw the figure 5 
    in gold 
    on a red 
    firetruck 
    moving 
    tense 
    unheeded 
    to gong clangs 
    siren howls 
    and wheels rumbling 
    through the dark city.

    Sam's 5th Birthday December 13, 2015

  • New Mysteries for Christmas

    The Crossing Michael Connelly

    Paul's favorite NEW MYSTERIES for Christmas:

    The Crossing by Michael Connelly.  New novel featuring half brothers Harry Bosch (depressed and out of work) and Mickey Haller (the Lincoln Lawyer).

    The Promise by Robert Crais.  The new Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel.  His fans have been waiting for this one.

    Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina.  Glaswegian, Denise Mina, is one of the finest writers of character-driven crime novelist.  She presents us with her third Alex Morrow novel, filled with dark family history, and Alex's wise, sensitive detective style.  Scottish crime novelists are writing the genre work in the world right now.