Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Top 10 desert island reads

Gift From the Sea
Gift From the Sea By Lindbergh, Anne Morrow (Book - 1991 ) 128 L74 1991 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this inimitable, beloved classic, Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea.

Walden By Thoreau, Henry David (Book - 2008 ) 818.3 T488wm 2008 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began to write Walden , a chronicle of his communion with nature.

A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast By Hemingway, Ernest (Book - 1992 ) 818 H48m 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 37 copies

Annotation:It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

The Art of Living
The Art of Living The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness By Epictetus (Book - 1995 ) 188 E64a 1995b All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 2 copies

Annotation:By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

Staying Alive
Staying Alive Real Poems for Unreal Times (Book - 2003 ) 808.81 S798 2003

Annotation:A unique anthology that illuminates the vital force of our humanity, the passion of our aspirations, the power of our spirituality. These poems speak to life's mysteries and consolations and help us navigate the most trying times.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge By Rilke, Rainer Maria (Book - 1990 ) FICTION RILKE 1990 Available in some locations

Annotation:Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and with the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family and their history and on the teeming, alien life of the city.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Keep the Aspidistra Flying By Orwell, George (Book - 1999? ) FICTION ORWELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the "money world" of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homely aspidistra plant that sits in every middle-class British window.

The Enchanted April
The Enchanted April By Von Arnim, Elizabeth (Book - 2007 ) FICTION VONARNIM 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The four women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other--and the castle of their dreams--through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don't anticipate that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their true natures and reacquaint them with joy.

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle By Smith, Dodie (Book - 2003? ) FICTION SMITH Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of 17-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Over six turbulent months, she fills three diaries with sharply funny yet poignant entries and manages to find herself hopelessly in love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle" and the heart of the reader.

How to Make An American Quilt
How to Make An American Quilt By Otto, Whitney (Book - 1991 ) FICTION OTTO Available in some locations

Annotation:An exploration of women of yesterday and today, who join together in a uniquely female experience. As they gather year after year, their stories, their wisdom, their lives, form the pattern from which all of us draw warmth and comfort for ourselves.

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If I were stranded on a desert island what would I do? Panic! And then I would read. Here are a few of my favorite books I hope would make the journey with me.


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