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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: Poetry Month -- Denise Levertov

    The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov Denise Levertov

    TO THE READER

    As you read, a white bear leisurely
    pees, dyeing the snow
    saffron,

    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,
    turning
    its dark pages.

    --Denise Levertov

     

  • Paul's Book Club: Into the Heart of Borneo by Redmond O'Hanlon -- April 19th at 7 pm

    Into the Heart of Borneo Redmond O'Hanlon

    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

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month

    Collected Poems Donald Justice

    THE SNOWFALL

    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.

    --Donald Justice