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Monday, February 12, 2007

Smoke's 2007 Book List

Complete List of Books to Read in 2007 - 2008
(no way can I read all this in one year ... unless I win superlotto)

  • Seek the Fair Land - Walter Macken
  • The Beatles - Bob Spitz
  • Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them - Francine Prose
  • The Fate of Elephants - Doug Chadwick
  • Stella Adler - The Art of Acting: preface by Marlon Brando compiled and edited by Howard Kissel (Applause Acting Series) (Hardcover) - Howard Kissel, Stella Adler
  • The Road Past Altamont - Gabriel Roy
  • Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distractions, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life - Bonnie Friedman
  • James Joyce - Edna O'Brien
  • Full Cupboard of Life - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men - Alexander McCall Smith
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Tears of the Giraffe - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town - John Grisham(nonfiction)
  • Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan - Melody Ermachild Chavis
  • Fierce Attachments: A Memoir - Vivian Gornick (re-read)
  • American Hollow - Rory Kennedy
  • The Tree - John Fowles (text) and Frank Horvat (photographs)
    Continues my obsession with trees
  • New York, New York : The City in Art and Literature [Hardcover] - Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Lucky Eyes and a High Heart: The Life of Maud Gonne - Nancy Cardozo
  • Up in the Old Hotel - Joseph Mitchell
  • Eamon DeValera - Tim Pat Coogan
  • Charming Billy - Alice McDermott
  • The Angel of Darkness - Caleb Carr
  • Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying - Michael Riera
  • Gods and Heroes of the Celts - Marie-Louise Sjoestedt
  • The Music Lesson - Katharine Weber
  • The Romance of American Communism - Vivian Gornick
  • Simple Living - Jose Hobday
  • Writing a Novel - Dorothy Bryant
  • The Art of the Novel - Milan Kundera
  • How to Write a Damn Good Novel - James Frey
  • The Echo Maker - Richard Powers
  • The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
  • Memoir of a Race Traitor - Mab Segrest
  • Ireland: A Social, Cultural, and Literary History 1791 - 1891 - James H. Murphy
  • A Leg to Stand On - Oliver Sachs
  • R is for Richochet - Sue Grafton
  • The Burglar on the Prowl - Lawrence Block
  • Little Scarlet - Walter Mosley
  • Cinnamon Kiss - Walter Mosley
  • Like Sound Through Water: A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder - Karen J. Foli
  • How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe - Thomas Cahill
  • The Botany of Desire - Michael Pollan
  • Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
  • The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel - Joyce and Jim Lavene
  • Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love - edited by Anne Fadiman
  • A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland - Rebecca Solnit
  • On Beauty - Zadie Smith
  • The Healing - Gayle Jones [re-reading]
  • The Empress of Ireland: A Chronicle of an Unusual Friendship - Christopher Robbins
  • The Situation and the Story:The Art of Personal Narrative - Vivian Gornick
  • Juno and the Paycock - Sean O'Casey
  • Plough and Stars - Sean O'Casey
  • Ireland: A Novel - Frank Delaney
  • Catholic Girls: Stories, Poems, and Memoirs - Edited by Amber Coverdale Sumrall and Patrice Vecchione
  • All Will Be Well: A Memoir - John McGahern
  • Grace Notes - Bernard MacLaverty [re-read]
  • Lamb - Bernard MacLaverty
  • Cal - Bernard MacLaverty
  • Tales from Bective Bridge - Mary Lavin
  • Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson [re-read]
  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Other Plays - Martin McDonagh
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan - Martin McDonagh
  • Prisons We Choose to Live Inside - Doris Lessing
  • Triptych and Iphegenia: Two Plays - Edna O'Brien
  • Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan - Phillip Lopate
  • The Irish: A Treasury of Art and Literature - Edited by Leslie Conron Carola
  • The Illustrated History of New York - Ric Burns and James Sanders, with Lisa Ades
  • The Transformation of Ireland - Diarmaid Ferriter
  • The Story of the Irish Race - Seumas MacManus
  • Twice Over Lightly: New York Then and Now - Helen Hayes and Anita Loos
  • Crown of Empire: The Story of New York State - Paul Eldridge
  • The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History - Edward Robb Ellis
  • The Fifties - David Halberstam
  • Working Class New York - Joshua B. Freeman
  • The Illustrated History of Canada - edited by Craig Brown
  • Ireland: A Social and Cultural History 1922 - 2002 - Terence Brown
  • Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker - edited by David Remnick
  • We Too Are Drifting - Gale Wilhelm
  • Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community - Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis
  • Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America - Lillian Faderman
  • The New York Irish - Edited by Ronald H. Bayor and Timothy J. Meagher
  • The New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century - Jed Perl
  • The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga - Edward Rutherford

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