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A Salmagundi of Good Reading
Gere Branch Books Talk, May 7, 2007
guest presenter Pam Boesinger

Autobiographies and Biographies

The inklings
by Humphrey Carpenter [920.9 Car]

book cover Geisha
by Liza Dalby [952 Dal]

Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life
by William Griffin [B L576gr]

book cover C.S. Lewis
by A.N. Wilson [B L576w]

Furthermoore: Interludes in an Accompanist's Life
by Gerald Moore [Music 786.2 Moo]

book cover Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
by Jacques Pepin [641.509 Pep]

A Very Private Eye
by Barbara Pym [B P995]

book cover Eleanor Roosevelt [in 2 volumes]
by Blance Wiesen Cook [B R664c]

Portrait of a Marriage
by Nigel Nicolson [B Sa06n]

Vita: The Life of Vita Sackville-West
by Victoria Glendenning [B Sa06y]

Vita's Other World: A Gardening Biography of Vita Sackville-West
by Jane Brown [635 Bro]

"Good Eats"

book cover Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia
by Jeffrey Alford [641.595 qAsiYa]

book cover The Big Oyster: History on the Half-Shell
by Mark Kurlansky [594.4 Kur]

book cover Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky [333.956 Kur]

book cover Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky [333.856 Kur]

Food in History
by Reay Tannahill [641.3 Tan 1989]

Why We Eat What We Eat: How the Encounter Between the New World and the Old Changed the Way Everyone on the Planet Eats
by Raymond Sokolov [641.013 Sok]

book cover With the Grain
by Raymond Sokolov [641.634 Sok]

Miscellaneous Non-Fiction

book cover Islam
by Karen Armstrong [297 Arm]

Kindness of Strangers: The Abandonment of Children in Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance
by John Boswell [362.7 Bos]

book cover The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis
by Thomas Dormandy [616.995 Dor]

book cover Influenza 1918
by Lynette Iezzoni [614.49 Iez]

book cover Flu
by Gina Kolata [614.518 Kol]

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting
by Anne L. Macdonald [746.43 Mac]


General Danced at Dawn
by George Macdonald Fraser

A Sort of Samurai
by James Melville

book cover The Skull Mantra
by Eliot Pattison