Friday, April 10, 2020

more sequestered reading lists

more reading lists from our sequestered customers:

Maura Zerella
The Tranquillitate Animi - Seneca
Commedia - Dante
South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography - Roland Barthes
The Dhammapada

Ellen Cooney
Lonesome Bodybuilder - Yukiko Mototoya
Ten Loves of Nishino - Hiromi Kawakami
Breasts and Eggs - Mieko Kawakami
The Book of Anna - Carmen Boullosa
Roxy - Esther Gerritsen

Agnes Bushell
The Corner That Held Them - Sylvia Townsend Warner
Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein
A Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert
On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
The Peripheral - William Gibson

Ellen Pyle
Little Red Chairs - Edna O'Brien

Kara Douglas
Go Set A Watchman - Harper Lee
Welcoming the Unwelcome - Pema Chodron
On Writing - Stephen King
Ashes - Laurie Halse Anderson

Anna Turner
Ulysses - James Joyce
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
Dwellers in the House of the Lord - Wesley McNair

Peter Simmons
Fiction - Abigail - Magda Szabo
Little Gods - Ming Jin
Under the Rainbow - Celia Laskey
How to Build A Heart - Maria Padian

Non-fiction - Becoming Nicole - Amy Ellis Nutt
The Reason I Jump -Naoki Higashida
Our Native Bees - Paige Embry
Settled in the Wild - Susan Hand Shetterly

Poetry - Cold Mountain - Han Shan
Map - Wislawa Szymborska
Canvas - Adam Zagajewski
A Coast of Trees - A R Ammons

Charlotte Agell
Abigail - Magda Szabo
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson
Under the Rainbow - Celia Laskey
Maybe A Mermaid - Josephine Cameron

Al Miller
poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye
Apeirogon by Colm McCann
Overstory - Richard Powers
The Mercies - Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Tyll - Daniel Kehlman
Erosion - Terry Tempest Williams

Maureen Block
One Long River of Song - Brian Doyle
African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent - John Gillow
Posters by Maurice Sendak
The Attentive Heart - Stephanie Kaza

Mary Anne Libby
Mercy - Lucille Clifton
The Book of Delights - Ross Gay
Here For It - R Eric Thomas
This Tender Land - William Kent Krueger
Love Letter to the Earth - Thich Nhat Hanh

Susan Weems
Before You Know Kindness - Chris Bohjalian
Disgrace - J M Coetzee

Liz Craig-Olins
Leadership In Turbulent Times - Doris Kearns Goodwin
Margaret Fuller - biography - by Meghan Marshall
A Gentleman In Moscow - Amor Towles
Walden - Thoreau
Collected Poems of Michael Longley

Rosalie Paul
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
Olive, Again - Elizabeth Strout
Saturday - Ian McEwen
Machines Like Me - Ian McEwen

Susan Maffei
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
The In-Betweens - Mira Ptacin
On Trails - Robert Moor
Olive Again - Elizabeth Strout
Ulysses - James Joyce

Peter Gabbe
The Master Plan - Chris Wilson
Killers of the Flower Moon - David Gann
Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshona Zuboff
Photo Art - Joe Sartore
The Challenging Years - autobiography of Stephen Wise

John Howard
Afterglow - Eileen Myles
Imaginary Life - David Malouf
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming - Laslo Krasnahorkai
Lost City Radio - Daniel Alarcon
Empty and Full - the language of Chinese painting - Francois Cheng
Thus Were Their Faces - Silvina Ocampo
Twelve Stories - Guy Davenport
Illocality - poems, Joseph Massey
The Ghosts of Birds - Eliot Weinberger
Rashomon and Other Stories - Ryunosuki Akutagawa

Thursday, April 09, 2020

sequestered reading

Sequestered reading lists
where we ask our readers what they are reading during sequestration :

Gary Lawless
here is the pile I have at hand right now,
the bookstore closed temporarily -:

Night Watchman - Louise Erdrich
the innocents - a novel of Newfoundland - Michael Crummey
One Last Lie - Paul Doiron
Just Us - Claudia Rankine
Pompeii - Robert Harris
bad indian - poems by J C Mehta
Rolling in the Ditches With Shamans (Jaime de Angulo) by Wendy Leeds Hurwitz
Timefulness - how thinking like a geologist can help save the world - Marcia Bjornerud
Mast Year - poems by Katherine Hagopian Berry
At Ease with Images of Art - poems by John Tagliabue
Carrara - photographs by William Wylie

Kathreen Harrison
I Wonder as I Wander - Langston Hughes
A Map Is Only One Story - 20 writers on immigration - ed. Nicole Chung

Doug Rawlings
In Pharoah's Army - Tobias Wolff
No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
A Flag for Sunrise - Robert Stone
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry
biography of Benjamin Franklin

John Dunn
Three by Hilary Mantel : Wolf Hall
Bring Up the Bodies
The Mirror and the Light
Extreme Economics - Robert Davis
Desert, Steppe, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia - Brian Sutcliffe

Jay Levine
Me - Elton John
Apropos of Nothing - Woody Allen
Spy of the First Person - Sam Shepard
Tear of the Monkey - Patti Smith
Aliens - The world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life - edited Jim al Khalili

Liz Ernst
Barrel Fever - David Sedaris
40 short stories - portable anthology - Beverly Lawn
Lost City of Z - David Grann
Hare with the Amber Eyes - Edmund de Waal
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms - Richard Fortey

Pete Galle
Soldier of the Great War - Mark Helprin
Janet Galle
Mrs. Moreau's Warbler - Stephen Moss
Paris in the Present Tense - Mark Helprin
anything in the Longmire series

Jocelyn Hubbell
Ravenmaster - Christopher Skaife
Who Murdered Chaucer - Terry Jones
Two Gardeners - a friendship in letters - ed. by Emily Herring Wilson
Felicity - Mary Oliver
An Intimate Look at the Night Sky - Chet Raymo

Karen Schneider
Light Between the Oceans - M L Steadman
When Things Fall Apart - Pema Chodron
Treasury of American Poetry
The Girl on the Train
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child - Bob Spitz

James McCarthy
Selected Poems of Tu Fu - translated by David Hinton
Falter - has the human game begun too play itself out - Bill McKibben
One Wild Bird at a Time - Bernd Heinrich
Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South - Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
10 years of DoubleTake magazine

Sasha Nyary
The River - Peter Heller
The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel
Falling Upward - Richard Rohr

Giuseppe Moretti
Paleolithic Turn - Matteo Meschiari (in Italian)
Esiste un mondo a venire - Deborah Danowski
Tales from Rore - Stefan Hyner
Rete, oppio dei popoli - Enrico Manicardi
Metamorfosi - Ovidio
Thoreau - una vita disobbediente - A Dan/Le Roy
Headed Into The Wind - Jack Loeffler
Primitivismo e storia - Miquel Amoros
Danger on Peaks - Gary Snyder
Myths and Text - Gary Snyder

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

gulf of maine books closed

From April 1, Gulf of Maine Books will be closed, as per Gov. Mills' recommendations. No orders, no deliveries. We are staying at home, and we encourage you to stay home, stay well, stay safe, and stay reading. We hope to see you again soon.
In the meantime, we are posting a poem a day on our poetry blog: