Yearly Archives: 2012

Suggested One Read: In the Shadow of the Banyan

“This is the best book I have ever read.” These are the words of the reader nominating “In the Shadow of the Banyan” by Vaddey Ratner to be the 2013 One Read selection. Our nominator continues: “The language of this … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: Arcadia

Coming-of-age stories make great choices for book discussions, and Lauren Groff’s “Arcadia” is no exception. The reader nominating this title for One Read explains, “This book follows a ‘hippie’ child from his utopian commune upbringing until his adulthood in New … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain

Good news! The middle-aged mind is more flexible and capable than previously thought. The nominator of Barbara Strauch’s “The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind” simply states that this highly readable and well-researched … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: The Cat’s Table

We received two nominations for “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje. One nominator shared her writing group’s fondness for this “beautiful and poetic” novel: “Universally, they loved the book, language and fascinating storyline.” Ondaatje, author of the critically acclaimed “The … Continue reading

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Suggested One Read: How to Read the Air

Critically acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu describes the immigrant experience in hauntingly lovely prose in “How to Read the Air,” our next One Read nomination. This is the story of Jonas, who leaves behind his marriage and job in New York … Continue reading

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