Life

Life (A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth) Author Richard Fortey /Published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, New York  / Originally published as Life: An Unauthorized Biography by HarperCollins Publishers, London / Copyright 1997 / Paperback, 346 Pages At the end of the book, author Richard…

The Faithful Gardener

The Faithful Gardener (A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die) Author Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD / HarperCollins Publishers / Copyright 1995 / Hardbound, 81 pages When there is so much pain that words are knocked out of my head and I am left with ringing silence, I turn to books. Somehow, other people’s…

Time, Love, Memory

Time, Love, Memory (A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior) Author Jonathan Weiner / A Borzoi Book Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc / Copyright 1999 / Hardbound, 300 Pages This is a wonderfully written behind-the-scenes look at Science being done – wet and wild and messy and all kinds of mind-boggling….

Floating Off the Page

Floating Off the Page (The Best Stories from The Wall Street Journal’s “Middle Column”) Edited by Ken Wells, Foreword by Michael Lewis / Copyright 2002 / A Wall Street Journal Book / Published by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York / Paperback, 282 Pages  There are many reasons to read…and to re-read. This book is…

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth) Author Paul Hoffman / Copyright 1998 / Printed in the United States by Hyperion / Paperback Edition, 318 Pages First, the subject of this biography captured my attention. Then, the brilliance of its author kept it. Both Pauls…

The Art of Hunger

The Art of Hunger (Essays, Prefaces, Interviews and The Red Notebook) Expanded Edition Author Paul Auster /Published by the Penguin Group / Copyright 1997 / Paperback, 395 Pages As a writer, I’ve always felt that I’m a better reader. And finding this book by Paul Auster made me giddy and hungry to read better. As…