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The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage) by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage)

sikoya, March 19, 2013

This book writes about the human rights violations against women and girls in the developing world. Nicholas Kristof, writer for the New York Times, and his wife Sheryl WuDunn, move through Africa and Asia, and interview and speak with amazing women that are struggling there. From Sex slavery to limited access to health care (simply because they are female), its all there.

With great intelligence and skill, Kristof and WuDunn describe these atrocities, and it just may move you to action. The book has a great appendix of NGO's for getting involved.

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Anthill by Edward Osborne Wilson
Anthill

sikoya, August 19, 2012

Great book, great writer, great naturalist. I would highly recommend this book. How little ants can change the world of one little boy and one little town.
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Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species by Joel Sartore
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species

sikoya, June 3, 2012

Joel Sartore is a photographer like no other. He risks his life to venture into the world's harshest and most difficult places. And he has the photos to prove it. With this book, he brings to light the animals that are endangered and the beautiful reasons why we should wake up to protect them from extinction. I admire and respect not only his courage but his artistic ability and his down to earth sensibility. If only all could embrace with such love and enthusiasm the passion he feels for the natural world. It would be a different kind of world indeed...
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As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text (Modern Library) by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text (Modern Library)

sikoya, September 20, 2011

It is the story of Addie Bundren's death, and her family's search to honor her wish to bury her in the town of Jefferson, Mississippi. Faulkner's stream of consciousness style engages the reader.
Each chapter is narrated by a different character. I would highly recommend this book, as Faulkner's style grips you, and it's hard to put the book down once you get started.
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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

sikoya, July 30, 2011

This is a well written book of non fiction about the Comanche Indians during the 19th Century when battles between Texans and Comanches, and between Comanches and other Indian tribes were frequent and bloody. The most interesting part of this book is the honest account of the fierceness of the Comanche tribe, adept warriors they were, unafraid to raid and kill, and steal horses. There is no romantic noble savage depicted here, and hence was an eye opener for me and I'm sure will be for you too. This story is part history of the Comanche nation and part narrative of a white woman whose family was killed as she was captured by the Comanches, only to live with the tribe until her death. She assimilates into the Comanche culture and even when given opportunities to leave, she decides to stay. One of her children, Quanah of mixed blood, becomes one of the greatest Comanche chiefs.
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