Reading List 2002

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  1. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Tom Friedman
  2. Letter to a Young Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan
  4. What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, B. Lewis
  5. Chased by the Light, Jim Brandenberg
  6. Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
  7. Here at Eagle Pond, Donald Hall
  8. Constantine’s Sword, James Carroll
  9. A Week at the Lake, Grace Butterfield Dow
  10. Canoe Trip, David Curran
  11. South of the Northeast Kingdom, David Mamet
  12. On Writing Well, Eudora Welty
  13. Democracy, Culture & the Voice of Poetry, Robert Pinsky
  14. Making the List, Michael Korda


  1. Island, Alistair MacLeod
  2. Where You Find Me, Ann Beattie
  3. No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod
  4. Atonement, Ian McEwan
  5. Empire Falls, Richard Russo
  6. Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
  7. In the Fall of the Year, Howard Frank Mosher
  8. Bel Canto, Ann Pathchett
  9. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, Alice Munro
  10. Blindness, Jose Samarago


  1. A New Selected Poems 2000, Galway Kinnel
  2. Source, Mark Doty
  3. Night Picnic, Charles Simic
  4. Words for Images: A Gallery of Poems, John Hollander
  5. The Leaf and the Cloud, Mary Oliver
  6. The Painted Bed, Donald Hall
  7. Vermont Notebook, ’75, John Ashberry
  8. Never, Jorie Graham
  9. What do We Know, Mary Oliver


  1. The Inviting Garden, Alan Lacey
  2. Tools of the Earth, Jeff Taylor
  3. Plant Partners, Anna Pavord
  4. A Garden from a 100 Packets of Seeds, James Fenton
  5. Dirt Under my Nails, Marilee Foster


  1. Death in Paradise, Robert Parker
  2. City of Bones, Michael Connelly
  3. Tucker Peak, Archer Mayor
  4. Hope to Die, Lawrence Block
  5. Q is for Quarry, Sue Grafton