Louisville Magazine

JAN 2017

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46 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 12.16 sharp wit, telling stories of colonization, home and nature." Classic e Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky "It captivates through history, psychology and philosophy while questioning what it means to be human." Carmichael's (Kate Weiss, poetry recommendation by Mark Schultz) Fiction Swing Time, by Zadie Smith "Smith burst onto the scene in 2000 with her debut White Teeth, and her star continues to shine in this, her fifth novel." Nonfiction e Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben "Wohlleben persuades us that trees too are social beings, in constant communication, caring for their sick and nursing their young. It's a moving and beautifully written book. You won't see the trees in your yard or those shading our Louisville parkways in the same way ever again." Local Bourbon, by Fred Minnick "Minnick traces bourbon's entire history, from the 1700s — with Irish, Scottish and French settlers setting up stills and "The Team" at McQuixote Books & Coffee (inside the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Portland) Fiction Tinkers, by Paul Harding "It is almost better described as a long poem than a short novel, with the imagery flowing through the pages." Nonfiction Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates "Coates writes to his young son about what it means to be black in America. is is a must-read for anyone who is a student of progress and empathy." Local Jesse James Soul Liberty, by Eric F. James "is book delves deep into the family history of the renowned and infamous James brothers. A great addition to any history buff's collection." Poetry Dirt Road Home, by Cheryl Savageau "Savageau weaves her Abenaki and French-Acadian heritage through her work with a making distilled spirits in the New World — through today's booming resurgence. And we learn the likely inventor of our beloved bourbon, based on never-before-seen documentation." Classic I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith "An under-read classic, I Capture the Castle is a wonderful coming-of-age story set in a decrepit castle located in Suffolk, England, during the late 1930s. It's one of my favorites to recommend all year-round. A light and lovely read." Poetry e Affrilachian Sonnets, by Frank X Walker "In this hand- sewn, beautifully bound, locally produced book of poetry, Walker writes personal poetry that is entirely universal. He is a regional poet and writer who stays entirely relatable. He writes with power and grace but never tips the scales." Sarah Gorham, founder of Sarabande Books and author of Study in Perfect and the forthcoming memoir Alpine Apprentice Fiction Great House, by Nicole Krauss "e haunting story of a desk as it passes through numerous hands over many centuries." 25 book recommendations from folks in the local literary scene.

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