Gena

 
 

Holy cats, Gena reads all over the place.  Must be the years of library experience...

 
These are on Gena's staff picks shelf right now.  Unless someone just bought one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316226189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

Don't be put off by the sheer size of this book.  As soon as you read the first page you're drawn into a completely compelling narrative that tells the stories of these important artists.  They are to be celebrated!  Full of world history as well.  Pick it up, put it down, use as a reference - I can't recommend it enough.--Gena


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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101905067
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Three Rivers Press - March 6th, 2018

I haven't felt so alive and inspired by discovering someone since I was introduced to Patti Smith 20 years ago. Amazing is an understatement.  Brave is an understatement.  She is ... Marina Abramovic!  Read this book!--Gena


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Evening in Paradise: More Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 6th, 2018

Her stories will never disappoint. She is a singular voice to be discovered.--Gena
 


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Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy's Food Culture (Roads & Kingdoms Presents) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062655097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain - June 12th, 2018

What a delight!  I rarely pick up food writing books.  Goulding admittedly is aware of the plethora of books on Italian culture and cuisine, however his approach and writing is fresh, with such depth and respect.  Bonus:  Introduction by the late, great Anthony Bourdain.--Gena


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T Singer Cover Image
By Dag Solstad, Tiina Nunnally (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811225960
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2018

This book is nothing other than astonishing - a description that would horrify the title character.  The comedic timing is understated and genius.  The flow Solstad creates of an ever-anxious, over-analyzing mind and his psychological development as he ages is at once modern and as old as a Russian classic.--Gena


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The Night of the Iguana Cover Image
By Tennessee Williams, Doug Wright (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811218528
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 30th, 2009

St. Louisians have much to be proud of, one of them being able to claim Tennessee Williams as one of their own.  Although he had a very troubled relationship with life here, it formed one of the bravest and extraordinary writers of the 20th century.  Facing his demons, he makes us face our own.  A friend of mine gave me a tattered copy of this book many years ago and it changed me.--Gena


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How to Slay the Buffy Way: Badass Buffy Attitude and Killer Advice Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062895820
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - September 4th, 2018

Buffy kicks butt!  You can too!  Relive some great moments from the series and vamp your approach to life.--Gena