Winds of War by Herman Wouk Fiction from Verna Pre WWII Historical novel. Film series also available
Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemerovsky Fiction from Janet Follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy, unhappy child into a strong willed young woman.
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong (aka Lu Jiamin) Fiction from Terry Historical Fiction. Life in northern China.
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher Non-fiction suggested by Janet From Amazon – Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow […]
Women Talking by Miriam Toews Fiction suggested by Shirley From Amazon: One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming […]
World is Flat by Thomas Friedman Non-fiction from Verna Underdeveloped world and developed world are closer than ever before. 420pp
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond Non-fiction from Terry Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other ancient societies have adapted and evolved for nearly 6 million years. Drawing conclusions from their traditional way of life, he explains how we can learn and solve universal human problems like elder care, […]
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers Non-fiction from Terry (Katrina – New Orleans) Zeitoun stays behind to watch over customers’ houses; travels by canoe, feeding animals & helping elderly. Then, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home.
Zinky Boys: Sovviet Voices from the Afghanistan War by Svetlana Alexievich Non-fiction suggested by Shirley Gaines Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is Byelorussian. Her books are a mixture of memoir, current history from what she has witnessed in her sector of the world. I will try to find one I especially […]