Archives for: "November 2007"

Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones

November 30th, 2007
In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives. On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by… more »

Book of the Month - December, 2007

November 20th, 2007
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world, and this anniversary edition, with a new introduction from the author, will only increase that following. This story, dazzling in its… more »

Tender at the Bone - Ruth Reichl

November 6th, 2007
At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life… more »

November 5th, 2007
"Also," she added, waving a finger at us girls in the class, "stay away from boys who abuse silence. Boys who shout have mud in their souls. A man who knows about the wind and sailing a boat also knows about silence and is likely to be more sensitive to… more »