The past few weeks lists have been lying in wait everywhere describing the 100 Notable Books, the 10 Best Books, the 15 Best Mysteries and I could go on and on. I even posted a list of the Most Overrated Books on this blog (scroll down)which of course was very relevant!!! I am tired of it all, so I've compiled a short list of books that were ignored by listmakers but definetly worth reading.
THE LOST WIFE by ALYSON RICHMAN
This is a tense wartime tale of first love that was inspired by a
true story. "The novel explores the power of human resilience and the
strength of memory" ( I am currently reading this book..so far it's slow moving and predictable...hoping for improvement)
UPDATE: THE LOST WIFE SHOULD REMAIN LOST AND NEVER FOUND...DID NOT FINISH...DISJOINTED, BORING AND PREDICTABLE..NOW I KNOW WHY IT NEVER MADE A TOP TEN LIST.
THE DOVEKEEPERS by ALICE HOFFMAN
I am an Alice Hoffman fan and have read all of her books. This novel
combines fiction and fact in a passionate saga of four women who come together to tend the doves of Massada.
COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS by
Fuller's parents are the subject of this critically acclaimed memoir. It tells the story of their lives as white immigrants in a country that was experiencing massive upheaval.
CHANGO'S BEADS AND TWO-TONE SHOES by WILLIAM KENNEDY
The author of Ironweed uses a three act set-up to recreate Havana and
America from 1936 to 1968. The novel was labeled a "serio-comedy" about
love and revolution. Even Ernest Hemingway makes an appearance ( I love anything Hemingway related!)
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BOOKS THAT ARE FOR THE BIRDS!
......NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION....
PERIODICALLY I WILL BE MENTIONING BOOKS FOCUSING ON A SUBJECT FAR REMOVED FROM THE USUAL GENRES. THIS CURRENT POST FOCUSES ON A BOOK BY BIRDING EXPERTS SUSAN B. WHITING AND BARBARA B. PESCH OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD.
THEIR BOOK, VINEYARD BIRDS 2 PROVIDES AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST
OF THE BIRDS ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMBINED WITH BEAUTIFUL HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOS.
SUSAN (SOO) HAS AUTHORED THE WEEKLY COLUMN "BIRD NEWS" IN THE VINEYARD GAZETTE OFF AND ON FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS AND SHE AND HER HUSBAND, FLIP HARRINGTON HAVE LED BIRD WATCHING AND NATURAL HISTORY TOURS TO SOUTH AMERICA. IN THE SUMMER YOU'LL FIND SOO LEADING WEEKLY BIRD WALKS OUT OF THE CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER ON THE VINEYARD.
VISIT SOO'S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO; http://www.vineyardbirds2.com/
IF YOU LOVE BIRDS AND THE VINEYARD, VINEYARD BIRDS 2 HAS IT ALL
A SHAMELES SELF PROMOTING MENTION!
WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT OF VINEYARD BOOKS BE SURE TO PICK UP
DISCOVER MARTHA'S VINEYARD BY LEE SINAI AND ILLUSTRATED
BY JOYCE SHERR ( It's true, I'm shameless)
THIS BOOK WILL LEAD YOU TO ALL THOSE SPECIAL HIDDEN VINEYARD PLACES, GUIDE YOU THROUGH THEM, AND INFORM YOU ABOUT THEIR HISTORY AND UNIQUE NATURAL FEATURES. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS DESCRIBE RIDES FOR BICYCLISTS, TRAILS THAT YOU CAN EXPLORE BY FOOT, AND BEAUTIFUL PONDS AND WATERWAYS FOR KAYAKERS. HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS OF WILDLIFE AND BOTANICAL DRAWINGS ACCENT THE BEAUTY OF THE ISLAND.
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OK, I'm done..