Reading Recommendations Please

My plan for the day: swim and read. After I finish New York Diaries I will need something escapist but great. Any recommendations?

I love this sign. I’ve always been attracted to shades of yellow and blue together. A couple painters I’ve loved also worked with yellow and blue a lot, who were they?? Of course I don’t remember because I no longer possess a working brain.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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6 thoughts on “Reading Recommendations Please

  1. I like that sign too. I really like the whole picture–I like the guy fiddling with his iPod looking so serious too.

    Ooh, something great to read. Have you already read Hubert’s Freaks? (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780156033084-1) And a fantastic, REALLY interesting book of photography, called The Oxford Project (http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9781599620879-0)? The latter is a collection of pictures of small-town residents in 1984 and again 20 years later–it’s AMAZING to see how people change (or don’t) over 20 years, and to read their stories. I think you’d really enjoy it.

    Have fun!

  2. In no particular order (what I have on my Nook right now):

    Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

    Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

    (This one may be of most interest to you): The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

    Just a few out of the 84 books I have on the Nook.

  3. Oh no, are those their colors??

    Thank you for the recommendations! The Brooklyn Bridge one and Hubert’s Freaks sound perfect.

  4. I just started reading “Paris Stories” by Mavis Gallant. I am embarrassed to admit I have been unaware of her until a recent radio documentary. I am only a handful of pages in, but her writing style has captured me.

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