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What’s On My Nightstand: August 2017

Adult Fiction

Men Without Women, by Haruki Marukami

Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie

Young Adult Fiction

Cathedral, by Raymond Carver

 

Non-fiction

How to Love, by Thich Naht Hahn

Rules for the Dance, by Mary Oliver

 

Short Story

The Hanging of the Schoolmarm, by Robert Coover

The Best American Short Stories (2016), edited by Junot Díaz

So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds, collected stories by Christopher DiCicco

In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried, by Amy Hempel

Second Language, by Lidia Yuknavitch

 

Essay

Four Castaways Make a Family, by Rene Denfeld

Total Eclipse, Annie Dillard

Foreign Body Ear, by Amital Stern

 

Poetry

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, by Joy Harjo

Why I Wake Early, by Mary Oliver

 

 

Magazine

Lesbian Connection – Free to Lesbians Worldwide! “but the suggested donation is $7 (more if you can, less if you can’t)”

The New Yorker

The Week

 

Newspaper

The New York Times

Lip balm

HURRAW! Sunbalm SPF 20

 

Paperweight

“The knack to flying lies in throwing yourself at the ground and learning to miss.”  – Douglas Adams

 

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Pixel Eyewear

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: July 2017

Adult Fiction

A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

Difficult Women, by Roxane Gay

 

Memoir

Abandon Me, by Melissa Febos

Sunshine State, by Sarah Gerard

 

Short Story

The Swan as Metaphor for Love, by Amelia Gray

Housewife, by Amy Hempel

The Huntress, by Sofia Samatar

Aubade, by Joy Williams

Unlikeable, Deb Olin Unferth

 

Poetry

Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur

32 Poems Magazine

 

Magazine

Lesbian Connection – Free to Lesbians Worldwide! “but the suggested donation is $7 (more if you can, less if you can’t)”

The New Yorker

 

Lip balm

HURRAW! sunbalm, SPF 20

 

Children’s Picture Book

The ABC’s of Thomas Merton, by Gregory Ryan and Elizabeth Ryan (read my review)

 

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: June 2017

Adult Fiction

Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie

 

Non-fiction

Greek Phrasebook & Dictionary, by Lonely Planet

The Law of One, Book III, by Carla Rueckert, Don Elkins, and James McCarty

Lost Goddesses of Early Greece: A Collection of Pre-Hellenic Myths, by Charlene Spretnak

 

Short Story

A Love Story, by Samantha Hunt

The Size of Things, by Samanta Schweblin

 

Essay

The Work You Do, The Person You Are, by Toni Morrison

Listening for the Country, by 

 

Poetry

Poems, by Robert Lax

The Light, The Shade, by Robert Lax

An Old Story, by Tracy K. Smith

 

Magazine

The New Yorker

 

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HURRAW! sunbalm, SPF 20

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: May 2017

Stone

“Un arco iris te pinto la piel para amanecer contigo. ¡Amor para siempre!” – de K&M

(Translation: I paint a rainbow on your skin to dawn with you. Love forever!)
 

Adult Fiction

The Book of Joan, by Lidia Yuknavitch

 

Non-fiction

Greek Phrasebook & Dictionary, by Lonely Planet

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed

Short Story

Fly Already, by Etgar Keret

Girl, by Jamaica Kincaid

The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick

Poetry

The Dream of a Common Language, by Adrienne Rich

If Not, Winter – Fragments of Sappho, translated by Anne Carson

Children’s Picture Book

Vuoi essere mio amico? by Eric Carle (when in Rome, Italian version of Do you want to be my friend?)

Flyer

Robert Lax, Lax Archives, St. Bonaventure University

Magazine

The New Yorker

The New York Times Magazine

The Week

Newspaper

The New York Times

 

Lip balm

HURRAW! unscented lip balm

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: April 2017

Stone

“There will be rough times but you can never be put down.”
– inscribed by Alexander, age 8

Adult Fiction

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
The Book of Joan, by Lidia Yuknavitch

Non-fiction

Global Women, by Barbara Ehrenreich

Short Story

An Account of the Land of Witches / excerpt from Tender, by Sofia Samatar

Poetry

32 Poems Magazine, 14.2. Fall/Winter 2016

Storyteller Doll

C.A. Chalan, Cochiti, NM

Flyer

Masters in Fine Arts / Creative Writing, Arcadia University

Magazine

The New Yorker
The New York Times Magazine
The SUN
The Week

Newspaper

The New York Times

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What’s on my nightstand: March 2017

Paperweight

“The knack to flying lies in the throwing yourself at the ground and learning to miss.” – quote by Douglas Adams, rock inscribed by my friend Matt

Adult Fiction

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Contents May Have Shifted, by Pam Houston
Dora: A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch

Non-fiction

Whip Smart, by Melissa Febos
The Places That Scare You, by Pema Chödrön

Short Story

Bloodchild, by Octavia Butler

Poetry

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, by Joy Harjo

Young Adult Fiction

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Children’s Picture Book

A Handful of Quiet, by Thich Naht Hahn

Magazine

The New Yorker
The SUN
The Week

Newspaper

The New York Times

Bookmark

The New Yorker subscription card

Lip balm

HURRAW! moonbalm

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What’s on my Nightstand: February 2017

Adult Fiction

Contents May Have Shifted, by Pam Houston
Dora: A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch

 

Non-fiction

The Places That Scare You, by Pema Chödrön
Unnatural Selection, by Mara Hvistendahl
The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan
Citizen, by Claudia Rankine

 

Short Story

Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin
Bloodchild, Octavia Butler

 

Poetry

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, by Joy Harjo
The Art of Peace, by Morihei Ueshiba

 

Young Adult Fiction

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

 

Children’s Picture Book

The Blue Whale, by Jenni Desmond

 

Magazine

The New Yorker
The Week

 

Newspaper

The New York Times

 

Bookmark

The New Yorker subscription card

 

Lip balm

HURRAW! black cherry lip balm

 

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