Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
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April 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov
TO THE READER
As you read, a white bear leisurely
pees, dyeing the snow
and as you read, many gods
lie among liana: eyes of obsidian
and watching the generations of leaves,
and as you read
the sea is turning its dark pages,
its dark pages.
April 17, 2017 - 3:09pm
Into the Heart of Borneo
To undertake a four-month journey into the bug-ridden rain forest between the Orinocco and the Amazon requires courage and a certain amount of madness. To write about it as Redmond O'Hanlon does requires a scientist's precision, a streak of poetry, and a robust sense of the absurd, which is exactly what O'Hanlon, the author of Into the Heart of Borneo, brings to his latest book. At once funny and genuinely terrifying, In Trouble Again takes us into the heart of darkness infested jaguars, assassin bugs, and piranha, a place where men are driven to murder over a bottle of ketchup, and where the locals--the elusive Yanomami Indians--may be the most violent people on earth.
Book Club April 19 at Prairie Lights
One of the smartest, funniest books of adventure any reader is likely to encounter. -- Paul Ingram
April 17, 2017 - 3:06pm
The classic landscapes of dreams are not
More pathless, though footprints leading nowhere
Would seem to prove that a people once
Survived for a little even here.
Fragments of a pathetic culture
Remain, the lost mittens of children,
And a single, bright de-tasseled snow-cap,
Evidence of some frantic migration.
The landmarks are gone. Nevertheless
There is something familiar about this country,
Slowly now we begin to recal
The terrible whispers of our elders
Falling softly about our ears
In childhood, never believed till now.