Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction are some of my Literary Interests





Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Reading Life Review 2016 - Part III- Non-Fiction


Non-Fiction   2016

January

Ravensbruck Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helms.  A valuable edition to Holocaust literature.

New England Bound Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren.  Must American History read

February

Groucho Marx, The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel

Our Crowd The Great Jewish Families of New York City by Stephen Birmingham

March

The Tears of the Raja, Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805 to 1905 by Ferdinand Mount.  Great for those into British India

April

Mrs Guinness The Rise and Fall of Nancy Mitford by Lyndsy Spence.  Explores in detail the connection between Hitler and the Mitford Family

The Swan in the Evening by Rosamund Lehmann.  Her memoirs and spiritualistic reflections.

The Soul of Place A Creative Writing Workbook by Linda Lappin

The Lion in the Living Room. How Cats Tame Us by Abigail Tucker

Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis by Catrina Clay.

Louis Bamberger Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist by Linda Forgosh

The Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne Booth.  A classic work of literary analysis

The Rest of Us America's Eastern European Jews by Stephen Birmingham

Madame Blavatsky The Woman Behind the Myth by Marion Meade

May

Wine and War, The French, The Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure by Don and Petie Ladstrup

June

A House Full of Daughters A Memoir of Seven Generations by Juliet Nicholson

Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet by Simon Morrison

Curzon Imperial Statesman by David Gilmour.

European Literature and the Late Medieval Ages by Ernest Curtis

July

Four Nights in Paris After Dark in the City of Lights by John Baxter

August

Thomas Nash Political Cartoonist by Lynda Pflueger

September

Anti-Judaism and the Western Tradition by David Nirenbury.  Essential reading

Nine Ways to Kill Your Mother Writers and their Families by Colin Toibin

George Eastman Bringing Photography to the People by Lynda Pflueger

October

How to Read A Poem and Learn to Love Poetry by Edward Hirsch.  Read twice.  Wonderful, deeply wise book

The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahari

November

Nothing

December

Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Yours by Yiyun Li.essays on reading and writing

The Romanovs by Simon Montefiore

The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport

The Pen and the Brush How a Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth Century French Novels by Anka Muhlstein

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