Thursday, March 10, 2011

Janet’s 5 Books That Helped Her Breathe

Janet’s 5 Books That Helped Her Breathe

March is here. Some days bring hints of Spring. Some days bring gusts of wind and rain that take the breath away. Enough skidding on ice and trudging through snow drifts. Enjoy the mud and a new read.

Cleaning Nabokov's House by Leslie Daniels (Simon & Schuster, $24.00)

A laugh-out-loud novel filled with wisdom. The author will be reading at Big Blue Marble on March 11th.

The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness by Rabbi Rami Shapiro (Skylight Paths Publishing, $16.99)
Unique to this book is the practical guide to living in the moment, letting go of the past and expectations for the future, and simply increasing the flow of gratitude, appreciation, and humility available to us all.

Landscapes of Light by B. E. Kahn (Poets Wear Prada, $10.00)
Poetry written during a voyage from Greece to Israel which read precisely as implied by the title of the collection.

Dave the Potter, Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill (Little Brown & Co, $16.99)
We need stories of inspiration. Our children need stories of inspiration. Dave the Potter is a new arrival at the bookstore telling the true story of a slave who teaches himself pottery and etches his lines of poetry on his creations.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead (MacMillan $16.99)

We also need cute and heart-warming once in a while. Recent Caldecott Medal winner, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, is the story of devoted friendship, caring for the sick, and how much weight a city bus can manage.

March 2011, Janet Elfant

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