2001 reading

January 2001

On the Beach by Neville Shute

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse by David Ferry

Thee, Hannah by Marguerite de Angeli

The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker

Signals: An Inspiring Story of Life after Life by Joel Rothschild


The Epic of Gilgamesh: A New Translation by Andrew George

The Fresco by Sheri S. Tepper

Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger

Teranesia by Greg Egan


The Chosen by Ricardo Pinto

The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman’s World by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver


The Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician’s Gambit, Castle of Wizardry, and Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

Unforeseen Joy: Serving a Friends Meeting as Recording Clerk by Damon Hickey; Before Business Begins: Notes for Recording Clerks by Will Watson; and Beyond Consensus: Salvaging Sense of the Meeting by Barry Morley

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction by John Blair

The Mallorean: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda, Sorceress of Darshiva, and Seeress of Kell by David Eddings


The Long Haul by Myles Horton

Unshakable Faith: Booker T. Washington & George Washington Carver by John Perry

Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun by Richard Francis

Darkover Landfall by Marian Zimmer Bradley

Stormqueen! by Marian Zimmer Bradley

Hawkmistress by Marian Zimmer Bradley

Beyond Majority Rule: Voteless Decision Making in the Religious Society of Friends by Michael J. Sheeran


Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe

Language Play by David Crystal

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

Getting a Life: Strategies for Simple Living by Jacqueline Blix and David Heitmiller


Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner

Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

Dark Water’s Embrace by Stephen Leigh

High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver


In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Lamb’s War against the Man of Sin by James Nayler

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

The Fall of Neskaya by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross

The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin


Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass

The Blind Knight by Gail Van Asten

Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley


The Faded Sun: Kesrith, Shon’jir, and Kutath by C. J. Cherryh

Changer by Jane Lindskold

The Joy of Knitting by Lisa R. Myers

Legends Walking by Jane Lindskold

The Family Tree by Sheri S. Tepper

The Shadows of God by J. Gregory Keyes

The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner


Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow

Knitting from the Netherlands: Traditional Dutch Fishermen’s Sweaters (“Nederlandse visserstruien”) by Henriette C. van der Klift-Tellegen

Setesdal Sweaters: The History of the Norwegian Lice Pattern (“Lusekofta fra Setesdal”) by Annemor Sundbø

Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton

The Lesser Kindred by Elizabeth Kerner

In the Shadow of William Penn: Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends by Margaret Hope Bacon


The Free Lunch by Spider Robinson

Everyday Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life edited by Scott W. Alexander

Pilgrim Heart: The Inner Journey Home by Sarah York

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

Sun Dancing: A Vision of Medieval Ireland by Geoffrey Moorhouse

Hammerfall by C. J. Cherryh

The Telling by Ursula K. LeGuin

The View from a Monastery by Brother Benet Tvedten