An unsentimental memoir of the beauty and harshness of the farming life on the High Plains.
Culled from our Lost in the Stacks blog, here’s a best-of list that will have you turning pages ’til your fingers hurt. Give these often-overlooked books a try; they might just surprise you.
First it was gentle hints, then it was concerned talks, finally it was outright threats of dismissal: lose the weight or lose your job. And that’s how Jenifer Ringer ended up an overweight, out of work, deeply depressed, ex-ballerina.
When he was eight years old Eric Poole hit upon the perfect antidote to his childhood woes: magic. With an old chenille bedspread as a cape, some complicated hand maneuvers borrowed from Endora of Bewitched, and a hefty dose of magical thinking – poof! ¬¬his troubles would be gone. From a crazy, ranting, obsessive-compulsive cleaning […]
In 1963 Karol “Suds” Jackowski was a fun-loving, hard-drinking high school girl who had prayed earnestly that if a vocational “call” from Heaven to join the sisterhood ever came, the call would be for someone else (preferably a girl she didn’t like). Thus Karol, an indifferent scholar who reveled in the social hub of high […]
A waft of incense. The blaring of televisions. Broken pavement under foot. As the two blind, teen-aged girls led blindfolded Rosemary Mahoney through the streets of Lhasa, Tibet, Rosemary began to understand what a deep connection the blind have with the physical world.