Brown Dog

        —Jim Harrison

The Kite Runner

                —Khaled Hossein

And the Mountains Echoed

                —Khaled Hossein

The Afterlife

            —Donald Antrim

Bringing up the Bodies

              —Hilary Mantel

God’s Country Club

            —Gail Storey

The Dark Path of Our Names

                    —Joan Swift

Drangonfly Weather

             —Lois Red Elk

Light of the World

                —James Lee Burke

Wolf Teeth

         —Henry Real Bird

We Need New Names

                    —NoViolet Bulawayo

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

                     —Sahar Delijani

Last Summer of the Camperdowns

                            —Elizabeth Kelly

The Lord’s Motel

             —Gail Storey

Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian’s Story of Murder, Confinement, and Imperfect Justice

                                               —William E. Farr

Death and the Good Life

                        —Richard Hugo

Everyday Knitting: Treasures from the Ragpile

                                —Annemor Sundbo

The Good Soldiers

               —David Finkel

From the Terrace

                 —John O’Hara

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

                        —Alexander McCall Smith

Die Trying

          —Lee Child

The Fleet Street Murders

                       —Charles Finch

Death Comes for the Archbishop

                              —Willa Cather

The Cooked Seed: A Memoir

                        —Anchee Min

A Death in the Small Hours

                     —Charles Finch

The September Society

                —Charles Finch

I Promise Not to Suffer:

A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

                                                 —Gail Storey

Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods

                                 —Christine Byl

The Bartender’s Tale

                      —Ivan Doig

Red Azalea

          —Anchee Min

The Paris Wife

            —Paula McClain

Tenth of December

            —George Saunders

Walking Home: A Poet’s Journey

                                —Simon Armitage

All That Is: a novel

                  —James Salter

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable

Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

                                                  —Brené Brown

The Black Box

          —Michael Connelly

Queen of the Tambourine

                         —Jane Gardam

Old Filth

      —Jane Gardam

Something of Myself: For Friends Known and Unknown

                                                       —Rudyard Kipling

The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry

                                                          —Joe Wilkins

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (A NOVEL)

                                                                         —Jim Fergus

The Language of Flowers

                 —Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The River Swimmer

                    —Jim Harrison

My Beloved World

                  —Sonia Sotomayor

The Red Tent

                —Anita Diamant

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

                                          —Alexander McCall Smith

Good Harbor

               —Anita Diamant

The Lacuna

           —Barbara Kingsolver

Cat Man

          —Edward Hoagland

Once to Every Man

                —Elizabeth Cain

Live by Night

                 —Dennis Lehane

Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories

        —written and compiled by Dick Linford and Bob Volpert

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

                                                   —Robert K. Massie

Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West’s great rivers

                                                              —Jo Deurbrouck

Cleopatra: A Life

                     —Stacy Schiff

The Lifeboat: A Novel

                    —Charlotte Rogan

Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino

                                                    —Jane V. Blanchard

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

                         —D.B. Johnson

A Monk Swimming

                     —Malachy McCourt

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

                                                                —Sherman Alexie

Blue Nude

               —Elizabeth Rosner

Creole Belle

                —James Lee Burke

Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album

                                                             —Teresa Jordan

The Fault in Our Stars

                         —John Green

Lincoln: Volume 1, The Prairie Years

                                —Carl Sandburg

Eats, Shoots & Leaves:

A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

                                             —Lynne Truss

Three Hundred Zeros:

Lessons on the Heart of the Appalachian Trail

                                  —Dennis R. Blanchard

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

                                —Blaine Harden

Old New York: Four Novellas

                    —Edith Wharton

Grant’s Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant’s Heroic Last Year

                                               —Charles Bracelen Flood

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

                                         —Cheryl Strayed

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

                                —Alexandra “Bobo” Fuller

The Island at the Center of the World

                               —Russell Shorto

Dreaming in Cuban

               —Cristina García

The Piano Tuner

                —Daniel Mason

The Lock Artist

                —Steve Hamilton

Can You Relax In My House

                         —Michael Earl Craig

Rocky Mountain Natural History: Grand Teton to Jasper

                                                          —Daniel Mason

Yes, Master

                —Michael Earl Craig

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

                                           —Marina Lewycka

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

                                                        —Philip Connors

The Geese of Beaver Bog

                     —Bernd Heinrich

Black Sun

             —Edward Abbey

Old Men at Midnight

                —Chaim Potok

The Rope

            —Nevada Barr

The Wolverine Way

            —Douglas H. Chadwick

Hungry Lightning:

Notes of a Woman Anthropologist in Venezuela

                                          —Pei-Lin Yu

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

                                                       —S.C Gwynne


      —Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Wisdom of No Escape

                          —Pema Chodron

Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

                                             —Wade Davis

Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff

               —Rosemary Mahoney

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

(one man’s escape from a Siberian labour camp)

                                          —Joseph M. Bauer

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

                            —Laura Hillenbrand

Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

                                            —Roz Savage

A Fortunate Life (memoir from the West Australia frontier)

                                     —A.B. Facey

I See Rude People: One Woman’s Battle to Beat Some Manners into Impolite Society

                             —Amy Alkon

This is Not the Ivy League    

                         —Mary Clearman Blue

Desert Places: A Woman’s Odyssey with the Wanderers of the Indian Desert

                          —Robyn Davidson

Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse’s Life

                                     —Mary Jane Nealon

Sleeping in a Truck

         —Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel


Jombang Jet

          —Michael Earl Craig


Seasons of Glory: Haiku Poems of Remembrance

                                                    —Al Brown

The Help

          —Kathryn Stockett

The Cave

          —Jose Saramago

Deer Hunting With Jesus

                        —Joe Bageant

We Were the Mulvaneys

                 —Joyce Carol Oates

Get Shorty

             —Elmore Leonard

Where Men Win Glory

                  —Jon Krakauer

The Toughest Indian in the World

                                     —Sherman Alexie

The Stuff of Life

                  —Karen Karbo

Cochabamba! Water in Bolivia

                                —Oscar Olivera

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

                                          —John Perkins

Vietcong at Wounded Knee:

The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist

                        —Woody Kipp

Counting Coup:

The True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn

                                                 —Larry Colton

Purple Cane Road

                   —James Lee Burke

How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great

                                                    —Karen Karbo

Books I didn’t want to end.
I’m beginning to think this a rather odd classification—it’s not that the others weren’t enjoyable or worthy reads. Furthermore, I must admit, the choice
of “star” or “no star” often hinges on
my momentary mood about the state of the world.

Recent reads at the top.

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The Last Time Around Cape Horn: The Historic 1949 Voyage of the Windjammer Pamir

                                                         —William Stark

The Same River Twice

                    —Alice Walker

The Heart of a Woman

                   —Maya Angelou

The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be

                       —Farley Mowatt

The Goldfinch

                —Donna Tartt

August 1914

               —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

                               —Alexander McCall Smith

The Lowland

          —Jhumpa Lahiri

The Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England

                                                    —Brock Clarke

The Patron Saint of Liars

                          —Ann Patchett

The Snowman

             —Jo Nesbø

The Redbreast

             —Jo Nesbø

The Devil’s Star

             — Jo Nesbø

Spider Woman’s Daughter

                        —Anne Hillerman


            —David Quammen

War of the Whales

                    —Joshua Horowitz

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

                                    —Dorothy Wickenden

The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature

                                                    —David Baron

The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon

                                                         —William Sullivan


                    —Wade Daivis

Destroyer Angel

                    —Nevada Barr

The Little Friend

                    —Donna Tartt

The Ketchup Bottle

                —Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

Walking It Off: A Veteran’s Chronicle of War and Wilderness

                                    —Doug Peacock

Walking the Gobi: A 1600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair

                                            —Helen Thayer


         —Gwen Florio

This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness

                                            —Laura Munson

Mythology of the Blackfeet Indians

              —compiled & translated by Clark Wissler and D.C. Duvall

Scraping Heaven: A Family’s Journey Along the

Continental Divide

                                                   —Cindy Ross

The 13th Juror

                    —John Lescroart

The Second Chair

                    —John Lescroart

The King’s Curse

                    —Philippa Gregory

The Blue Flower

                —Penelope Fitzgerald


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