×

Explore our place in world



For LiveWell
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Strangers in Their Own Land

By Arlie Russell Hochschild

Incredibly important books for our times. Renowned Berkeley sociologist Hochschild spent five years in the most conservative sector of Louisiana to better understand the anger that has led to today’s Trump supporters across the country. As she so eloquently and compassionately writes, they are actually in mourning for a lost sense of local control, the loss of jobs and finding a way out of poverty, feeling patronized by the liberal politicians, and as strangers in their own land. A must read.

 

Upstream

By Mary Oliver

This book has gone to the top of my pile of unread books. Anything and everything from Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, is guaranteed to be breathtaking. She opens the book with

“In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.”

I can’t wait to completely enjoy her newest books of essays.

 

Girl Waits with Gun

By Amy Stewart

Bestselling author of the wonderful Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart has taken a true adventure set in 1915 and created a fun, roller-coaster mystery about the nation’s first female crime fighters. Too much fun.

 

Atlas Obscura

By Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras 
and Ella Morton

Curl up by the fire with this one for the winter. Open it to any page and you are immersed in fascinating and bizarre information from all around the world. The places and curiosities that you will not find in any guide book. Check out what they discovered in New Hampshire!

 

On Eagle Pond

By Donald Hall

The wonderful publisher David Godine from Jaffery has reissued this classic from Donald Hall collection, now in paperback. The very best poetry and prose from our former national poet laureate, who simply adores his place here in New Hampshire, from maple syrup to the Red Sox, and reflecting on our four spectacular seasons.

 

Christmas Cat

By Efner Tudor Holmes

This is a holiday classic by our own Efner Tudor Holmes, illustrated by her mother Tasha Tudor. Join us at MainStreet BookEnds in The Gallery during Warner Winter Wonderland on Dec. 3 at noon as she reads her wonderful and magical story to the children!

 

(Katharine Nevins is co-owner of MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, an independent community bookstore since 1998)