Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Reads..........

What are you reading now? Can you recommend it on the "Bakerville Reads" blog?

I am reading Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver for the second time in order to prepare for the May 12th morning book group, and I am remembering why I liked it so much the first time.

I also just finished Elizabeth STreet by Laurie Fabiano. It is a novel about Italian immigrants in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. It is based on the true stories told by the author's family and is rich in detail about the plight of the people left behind in Italy and the difficulties faced by the new immigrants in New York.

Tell us what you are enjoying now. Summer is coming and people will want to stock up on good vacation materials.

My next book is going to be The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. It is a nonfiction book which documents the migration of African Americans from the South to the North from 1915-1970. I will post my impressions when I am done.

1 comment:

J Auclair said...

I'm (slowly) reading Twain's Feast by Andrew Beahrs. The author searches out history and remnants of Twain's favorite foods, which leads to encounters with people, as well as interesting information about cooking, agriculture, ecology, and history. And I'm also slowly reading Gaia's Garden, by Tobey Hemenway. It's a "guide to homescale permaculture," which I'm terrible at explaining, but it's very interesting.