Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Book List - SBWC 2012

Here is the list of books I heard mentioned favorably at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Below the list is a picture of what I found at the excellent Chaucer’s Books. Titles marked with an asterisk will be bought on audiobook. In some cases they didn’t have the exact title but I was able to buy another book by the same author. There are also a few books in the pile that I found while browsing. A few books will need to come from Amazon.

Flat-rate mailing, here I come.

James Agee - A Death in the Family
Conrad Aiken - Silent Snow, Secret Snow (poetry)
James Baldwin - Blues for Mister Charlie (play)
Richard Brautigan - So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away
Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities
Miles Corwin - Midnight Alley
Douglas Coupland - Life After God
James Gould Cozzens - By Love Possessed
Joan Didion - Play It as It Lays
Joan Didion - Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream
Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking*
Ed Dorn - Gunslinger (poetry)
John Dos Passos - Midcentury
Frederick Exley - A Fan’s Notes
Matti Friedman - The Aleppo Code*
Christopher Isherwood - The World in the Evening
John Katzenbach - The Traveler
Roy Kesey - Pacazo
Federico Garcia Lorca - In Search of Duende
Henning Mankell - Kennedy’s Brain
Cormac McCarthy - Cities of the Plain*
Tim O’Brien - The Things They Carried
Autobiography of Red Cloud
John Sandford - Rules of Prey*
William Saroyan - The Human Comedy
Patrick Suskind - Perfume
Simon Van Booy - Everything Beautiful Began After*
Jeannette Walls - The Glass Castle*
Bailey White - Mama Makes Up Her Mind
Sloan Wilson - A Summer Place

Anything by:

Truman Capote
Raymond Carver
Lucas Hunt (poetry)
Nikki Giovanni (poetry)
Louis Ferlinghetti (poetry)
Sid Stebel
James Thurber
John Updike

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