Staff Picks

Your favorite staff picks for:  Reading, Watching and Listening:

Alison:

A meatloaf in every oven : two chatty cooks, one iconic dish and dozens of recipes --from Mom's to Mario Batali's / by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer

Cathy

Reading:

“The Loney,” by Andrew Michael Hurley

“Universal Harvester,” John Darnielle

Ellen

Reading:
A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Watching: To Be or Not to Be
 

Heidi

Reading: 

Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay

The Futures: a novel by Anna Pitoniak

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.  Vance

Jim

Reading:  Mothers and Sons, by Terrence McNally

Watching:  Looking: The Complete Series
Listening to:  The Calling (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
                    Ashes and Roses (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

                    The Age of Miracles (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

Karen

Reading:

Parable of the Sower -- Octavia Butler

Kevin

Cien años de soledad por Gabriel García Márquez

 
Listening:
 
The Brian Lehrer Show

Lilly

Reading The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food  by Adam Gopnik

Watching: Victoria (on PBS)

Marita

Reading:

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Indifferent Stars Above: the harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown.

Mary

 Reading:

The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

Never Let You Go, by Chevy Stevens

 

Tim

Reading:

Rebecca Solnit, "Men Explain Things to Me"

Break Down Workbook #1—Questions for evaluating art that concerns itself with ecology