Bauermeister, Erica      The School of Essential Ingredients

Beltyukov, Sergei           Leo Tolstoy’s Family Recipe Book

Bradbury, Ray                 Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine

Braziel, James                 Birmingham, 35 Miles; Snakeskin Road

Cesares, Oscar                 Brownsville – a collection of short stories

Grunenwald, Jill             Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature,

                                           Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

Gwynne, Samuel C.        Empire of the Summer Moon

Stephen King                  The Stand

McCormick, Patricia      Never Fall Down

Nemirovsky, Irene          Suite Francaise

Otsuka, Julie                     The Buddha in the Attic

Roy, Arundhati                The God of Small Things

Stevenson, William         A Man Called Intrepid

Tan, Amy                           The Joy Luck Club; The Hundred Secret Senses

Tartt, Donna                     The Goldfinch


5 Responses to Recommendations

  1. sarahmay55 says:

    The Goldfinch, Donna Tart. The God of Small Things (forgot author).


  2. sarahmay55 says:

    Here’s another–I would like to send a picture. Still, the book is Birmingham, 35 Miles, by James Braziel, who may teach at UAB or Montevallo. It has a sequel, Snakeskin Road. (I really wish that you could format stuff here.) B’ham 35 comes from “What if the ozone hole gets huge?” Post-apocalyptic, the plot centers around people in south Alabama mining clay rocks;most of them cannot go to the “saved cities” . . . Braziel plays around with time. What is so bad about chronological order????

    I started a blog today, and as soon as I put down something I like, I will tell you all about it.


  3. Sarah's Blog says:

    Since I could not come to the February meeting, and since I did not finish Robinson Crusoe until recently, here are my two cents. I read a Kindle edition with very little white space, and that may have slowed me down.. I liked his philosophizing and religious conversion. Some environmental things and prejudices made me think about the historical mindset—but I usually fell asleep after a couple of paragraphs!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Irina says:

    Thank you, Sarah, for the comment.

    Liked by 1 person

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