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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 -- Adrienne Rich

    Collected Poems Adrienne Rich

    PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS PLEASE NOTE

    Either you will
    go through this door
    or you will not go through.

    If you go through
    there is always the risk
    of remembering your name.

    Things look at you doubly
    and you must look back
    and let them happen.  

    If you do not go through
    it is possible
    to live worthily

    to maintain your attitudes
    to hold your position
    to die bravely

    but much will blind you,
    much will evade you,
    at what cost who knows?

    The door itself
    makes no promises.
    It is only a door.

    --Adrienne Rich

     

  • 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