Books featuring water on The Point with Mindy Todd

This was a particularly delightful book show for us today, as it was the FIRST time we have actually been in the WCAI studios since February 2020! Yes, the first show I did from my living room couch was in March 2020. The joy and silliness in today’s episode was the joy at being in the studio, and actually being able to see Mindy and Vicky as we spoke!  Our topic today was water, and below you will find all the books that were mentioned. If you weren’t able to listen this morning, you can listen online anytime!

Vicky’s Picks

Swimming to the Top of the Tide: Finding Life Where Land and Water Meet by Patricia Hanlon
Waterlog: A Swimmers Journey Through Britain by Roger Deakin
Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast (3RD ed.) by Willard Bascomb and Kim McCoy
Shearwater: A Bird, an Ocean and a Long Way Home by Roger Morgan-Grenville 
Outer Beach: A Thousand Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore by Robert Finch 
Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey Into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton
Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson 
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: explaining death to young children by Doris Stickney

Jill’s Picks

Hey, Water by Antoinette Portis
Peter Spier’s Rain by Peter Spier
How To Read Water: clues and patterns from puddles to the sea by Tristan Gooley
Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui
Rain: a natural and cultural history by  Cynthia Barnett
Brolliology: a history of the umbrella in life and literature by Marion Rankine
Plainwater: essays and poetry by Anne Carson
New England Waterfalls by Greg Parsons & Kate B. Watson
The Crying Book by Heather Christle

Listener Picks

One, Two, Three by Laurie Frankel
Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone
Salt:  A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Wave by Susan Casey
Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox
Grayson by Lynne Cox


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