Susan Lirakis photoLouise Wrobleski has organized another themed reading discussion, this time on “sense of place,” inspired by the library’s current art exhibit of photographs by Susan Lirakis. The suggested titles listed below are available to borrow at the library. Read one or two of these, or one of your choosing, and join Louise and other readers for a discussion at the library on September 29 at 10:30 a.m.  

Sense of Place: a local vernacular, a home language

Book list (or choose your own title):

  • Born in Tibet by Chogyam Trungpa
  • The Conde Nast traveler book of unforgettable journeys: great writers on great places
  • Coyote at the Kitchen Door by Stephen DeStefano
  • Dwelling in Possibility by Howard Mansfield (or any of his titles)
  • Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach
  • French Dirt by Richard Goodman
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place
  • The Good House by Ann Leary
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Humorless Ladies of Border Control by Franz Nicolay
  • In the Memory House by Howard Mansfield (or any of his titles)
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
  • The Lower River by Paul Theroux
  • The Meadow by James Galvin
  • The Most Beautiful Place in the World by Thomas Allen
  • Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness by Karen Crouse
  • The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater (or any of her Olive Farm titles)
  • A Place to Call Home by G. A. Whitmore
  • Point of Direction by Rachel Weaver
  • Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living by Karen Auvinen
  • A Sense of Place: The Artist and the American Land
  • A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
  • Walking by Henry David Thoreau (Portable Thoreau)
  • Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
  • A Year in Provence by Pater Mayle (or any of his titles)
“Sense of Place” readers’ discussion
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