Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rebecca Stuhr is reading and listening ...

Farooka Gauhari. An Afghan Woman's Odyssey. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1996. Gauhari's life changed after her husband was abducted during the Coup of 1978. Written before 2001 and the U.S. invasions, this book is less politicized than many recent first person accounts.

Burling 1st Floor DS 371.2 .G379 2004

For enjoyable late night reading ... Barbara Pym. No Fond Return of Love. New York: Dutton, 1982. If you haven't read Barbara Pym, you are in for a real treat. With a strong sense of humor and irony, her heroines battle their way through a world that perceives them as unfortunate and neglected. I have been reading Pym's books since I graduated from college and stumbled upon them in a local ( and most likely long gone) book store near where I was working in San Francisco.

Burling 3rd Floor PR6066.Y58 N6 1982

If you need something to keep you company while you study or work, try the sound track to the movie Babel. This is one of my favorite with music by composers from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jaques Morelenbaum, Everton Nelson, and Gustavo Santaolalla, as well as contemporary popular music from Mexico, Japan, and the United States (including Earth, Wind, and Fire!).

Grinnell College Libraries have the film on DVD
Listen Rm DVD B1136

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