Books From Our Bookshelves

This morning on The Point with Mindy Todd we were joined by author Peter Abrahams. Mindy, Peter,  Jill , and our listeners discussed books on our home bookshelves, as this was another show where we were live from our homes instead of in the studio. Many thanks to all of you who called in, and below you will find the complete list of books mentioned. 

Mindy’s Picks

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? : a guide to daily  happiness for kids by Carol McCloud; illustrated by David Messing.

Chet the Dog series by Spencer Quinn

Peter’s Picks

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown. (Also available as an ebook.)

Open: an autobiography by Andre Agassi. (Also available as an ebook and an eaudio book.)

The Shadow Divers: the true adventures of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson. (Also available as an ebook.)

Hitler: ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase. (Also available as an ebook.) Volume two of this biography, Hitler: downfall, 1939 – 1945 is due out in September.

As They See ‘Em: a fan’s travels in the land of umpires by Bruce Weber.

Jill’s Picks

A Fact A Day published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City 1935 New York.

Staying Put: making a home in a restless world by Scott Russell Sanders.

Miss Rumphius Story & pictures by Barbara Cooney

Barclay Wills’ the Downland Shepherds by Barclay Wills, Richard Pailthorpe, and Shaun Payne. Not available in CLAMS, but you can see Barclay Wills here.

Madness, Rack and Honey: collected lectures by Mary Ruefle.

The Virgin in the Garden by A. S. Byatt.

Listener Picks

Stitches: a handbook on meaning, hope, and repair by Anne Lamont
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Poem-A-Day: 365 poems for every occasion  
The Hours of Catherine of Cleves by John Plummer
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
The Collected Poems of John Ciardi 
Last Hope Island by Lynn Olsen
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
A Primate’s Memoir by Robert Sapolsky

One comment on “Books From Our Bookshelves

  1. Pat Aselton says:

    A very big thank you to Falmouth library for delivering books I had asked for pre-Covid and the beautiful handmade card I received. I love my Falmouth library crew.

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