Roberta's Picks

I like fiction and nonfiction equally and for different reasons, I suppose. What really matters to me is good writing, and that of course is to be found in all disciplines. Lately I’ve been reading less fiction but loving it more. Two current favorite novels are Mink River by Brian Doyle and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. In the nonfiction world, Rebecca Skloot’s science story The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks rocked my world.  I always read Oliver Sacks. I’m currently steeped in memoir by M.F.K. Fisher. I love everything that Molly Gloss and Robin Cody write. Two books I make everyone read are J.R. Moehringer’s The Tender Bar and Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. I’m always reading a mystery and a cookbook.

H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124739
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Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

Finally out in paperback!


When Breath Becomes Air Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Mink River Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, Mary Miller Doyle (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870715853
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Published: Oregon State University Press - October 1st, 2010

Cutting for Stone Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375714368
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

The Hearts of Horses Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547085753
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Published: Mariner Books - December 1st, 2008

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870715839
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Published: Oregon State University Press - March 15th, 2010

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033539
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Published: Vintage Books USA - September 23rd, 2008

The Tender Bar: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780786888764
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Published: Hyperion Books - August 1st, 2006

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374525644
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 1st, 1997

         

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