Books I Would Read Again

Biography / History

Abraham Lincoln: Carl Sandburg

Lincoln: David Donald Herbert

A Diary from Dixie: Mary Boykin Chesnut

Mornings on Horseback: David McCullough

Waiting for the Morning Train: Bruce Catton

The Sean O'Casey Reader: Selections from the Autobiographies

Addie: A Memoir: Mary Lee Settle

Undaunted Courage: Stephen Ambrose

Hope Against Hope: Nadezhda Mandelstam

How Green Was My Valley: Richard Llewellyn

Earthly Paradise: Colette

Essays / Misc.

Green Thoughts, Eleanor Perenyi (Gardening)

One Man's Meat, Collected Essays: E.B. White

A Way in the World, The Enigma of Arrival: V.S. Naipaul

One Writer’s Beginnings: Eudora Welty

The Bread of Time: Philip Levine

Desert Solitaire: Edward Abbey

Less Than One: Joseph Brodsky

The Land of Little Rain: Mary Austin


Puck of Pook’s Hill, Rewards & Fairies: Rudyard Kipling

The Meadow: James Galvin

The Country of the Pointed Firs: Sarah Orne Jewett

Jayber Crow: Wendell Berry

Night Soldiers: Alan Furst

By the Lake: John McGahern

This House of Sky, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, English Creek: Ivan Doig

The Tenants of Time, The End of the Game: Thomas Flanagan

The Man Who Loved Children: Christina Stead

Open Secrets: Alice Munro

East of Eden: John Steinbeck

The Beulah Quintet, Choices: Mary Lee Settle

Housekeeping: Marilynne Robinson

Doctor Zhivago: Pasternak