OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

IN THE MIDST OF WINTER / Isabel Allende

This story takes place during a major snowstorm in Brooklyn.  A minor fender bender on a slick street triggers a chain of events.  They involve a university professor, an undocumented immigrant and the professor’s fellow academic/tenant.  As these three work to solve a problem we learn about their back stories; involving political injustice, the struggle for […]

 

GOD : A HUMAN HISTORY / Reza Aslan

In this well researched book, Aslan claims that early man believed in the soul – that we are more than physical beings. From there, gods became part of their desire to understand life after death. Aslan lays out the history of religion starting with Urfa, the “Garden of Eden” and the nearby ancient temple at […]

 

Rhythm of the wild : a life inspired by Alaska’s Denali National Park / Kim Heacox

This is a soulful memoir of 35 years spent in and around Denali, a place Heacox cherishes and calls “the heart of the state, the state of the heart.”  He tells the parks history and the struggles to keep it wild and whole. He weaves in his personal history that brought him to Denali as well […]