Books to Consider – February 2008

  • Ann Patchett: Truth and Beauty – Nonfiction about friendship of two writers.
  • Doris Lessing – Early work
  • Liam Callanan – novelist suggested by Maryellen
  • Edith Wharton bio – suggested by Barbara
  • Gertrude Bell: The Desert and the Sown – Travel writings of a “female Lawrence of Arabia”
  • Lampedusa: The Leopard – An Italian novel about the dying Sicilian aristocracy and the rise of democracy
  • Yourcenar: Memoirs of Hadrian – A novel about the meaning of history and ancient Rome
  • Anne Enright: The Gathering
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