Winter Reads

This morning on WCAI’s The Point host Mindy Todd talked books with Jill Erickson, Head of Reference & Adult Services at Falmouth Public Library and Jennifer Gaines, librarian at the Woods Hole Library. If you missed it you can listen online. Here is the reading list from the show this morning:


Mindy’s Pick
The Nature of Cape Cod by Beth Schwarzman


Jennifer’s Picks

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

White Shaman by C. W. Nicol

A Guide to Nature in Winter by Donald Stokes

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks by Olaus J. Murie and Mark Elbroch

Tracking and the Art of Seeing by Paul Rezendes

Winter World by Bernd Heinrich

Bark, a field guide to the trees of the Northeast by Michael Wojtech

Brave Irene by William Steig

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Fox’s Dream by Keizaburō Tejima

Pioneer Girl: the annotated autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian


Jill’s Picks

“First Snow” an essay by J. B. Priestley which can be found in both Apes and Angels and Essays of Five Decades.

Midsummer Snowballs by Andy Goldsworthy

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Snow” by Mary Ruefle in The Most of It

More Home Cooking: a writer returns to the kitchen by Laurie Colwin (includes Hot Lemonade recipe)

Roast Figs Sugar Snow: winter food to warm the soul by Diana Henry

The Snowflake Man: a biography of Wilson A. Bentley by Duncan C. Blanchard

Home Made Winter by Yvette Van Boven

Winter: Five Windows on the Season by Adam Gopnik

Gardens of Awe and Folly: a traveler’s journal on the meaning of life and gardening by Vivian Swift

The Story of Inkdrop and Snowflake & The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop by Alessandro Gatti and Pierdomenico Baccalario, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Oranges” by Ronald Wallace

The Great British Bake Off Christmas by Lizzie Kamenetzky

2 comments on “Winter Reads

  1. Robert Gould says:

    I do have a book, that was turned into a film – It is appropriate by title Smila’s Sense of Snow – it is a great read

    1. Jill Erickson says:

      Thanks so much for sharing this novel! If we had more time, I think Jennifer would have mentioned it!

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