Books Read 2017, alpha by title

The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, Brian Doyle – fiction
The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr – nonfiction
The Art of Subtext, Charles Baxter – nonfiction
Bearwallow, Jeremy B. Jones – nonfiction
Bluets, Maggie Nelson – nonfiction
The Boys of My Youth, Jo Ann Beard – nonfiction
The Business of Memory, Charles Baxter, ed. – nonfiction
A Childhood: The Biography of a Place, Harry Crews – nonfiction
The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch – nonfiction
Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, Paul Kingsnorth – nonfiction
Consider the Oyster, M.F.K. Fisher – nonfiction
Distance and Direction, Judith Kitchen – nonfiction
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Janisse Ray – nonfiction
Eggshells, Caitriona Lally – fiction
Empire Made, Kief Hillsbery – nonfiction
The Essayist’s Dilemma (Occasional Papers on the Essay: Practice and Form, from Welcome Table Press), Marcia Aldrich, Lucy Ferriss, Kim Dana Kupperman, and E.J. Levy – nonfiction
Essays of E.B. White – nonfiction
A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism and Travel, Robin Hemley – nonfiction
First We Read, Then We Write, Robert D. Richardson – nonfiction
Flesh and Bone and Water, Luiza Sauma – fiction
Girl in Snow, Danya Kukafka – fiction
The Glass Eye, Jeannie Vanasco – nonfiction
Glorybound, Jessie van Eerden – fiction
The Goddesses, Swan Huntley – fiction
“Goodbye to All That”, Joan Didion – nonfiction
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson – fiction
I Just Lately Started Buying Wings: Missives from the Other Side of Silence, Kim Dana Kupperman – nonfiction
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, William Zinsser, ed. – nonfiction
The Juniper Tree, Barbara Comyns – fiction
Key Grip, Dustin Beall Smith – nonfiction
The Last of Her: A Forensic Memoir, Kim Dana Kupperman – nonfiction
The Liars’ Club, Mary Karr – nonfiction (reread)
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing, Claire Cook – nonfiction
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill – fiction
The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin – nonfiction
Love and Fury, Richard Hoffman – nonfiction
The Made-Up Self, Carl H. Klaus – nonfiction
Mean, Myriam Gurba – nonfiction
The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, Skip Hollandsworth – nonfiction (no review)
The Mighty Franks, Michael Frank – nonfiction
On Writing, Stephen King – nonfiction
One Big Self, C.D. Wright – nonfiction
The Pine Barrens, John McPhee – nonfiction
The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World, Kathleen Dean Moore – nonfiction
Poetry of Resistance, Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodríguez, ed. – poetry
Queen of the Fall, Sonja Livingston – nonfiction
Safekeeping, Abigail Thomas – nonfiction
She Got Up Off the Couch, Havel Kimmel – nonfiction (reread)
Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera – fiction
The Situation and the Story, Vivian Gornick – nonfiction
“A Sketch of the Past”, Virginia Woolf – nonfiction
A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid – nonfiction
The Stampographer, Vincent Sardon – nonfiction
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Mark Doty – nonfiction
Street Shadows, Jerald Walker – nonfiction
Sunset City, Melissa Ginsburg – fiction (no review)
This Book Is a Planetarium, Kelli Anderson – nonfiction
The Triggering Town, Richard Hugo – nonfiction
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare – fiction (reread)
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison – nonfiction
Up in the Old Hotel, Joseph Mitchell – nonfiction
various portrait essays selected by Jessie Van Eerden – nonfiction
We Are All Shipwrecks, Kelly Grey Carlisle – nonfiction
The White Album, Joan Didion – nonfiction
The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman – nonfiction
The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston – nonfiction
Writing from the Center, Scott Russell Sanders – nonfiction
The Years, Months, Days, Yan Lianke, trans. by Carlos Rojas – fiction
You: An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person, Kim Kupperman, ed. – nonfiction

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