The Sacred Ordinary Best of 2011 Reading List.
These books were not published in 2011 - they are just the most splendidly written books that I happened to snuggle up with during the year.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
Here if You Need Me - Kate Braestrup
Moving recollections of the author's sensitive work as chaplain during search and rescue operations for the Maine Warden Service.
36 Views of Mount Fuji - Cathy N. Davidson
An armchair visit to Japan through an American writer's eyes.
Making Toast - Roger Rosenblatt
A writer/grandfather accounts family life after the unexpected death of his daughter.
Broken Vessels - Andre Dubus
see July post: The woman with one and one half legs
Meditations from a Moveable Chair - Andre Dubus
Truth and Beauty - Ann Patchett
The story of her unusual relationship with Lucy Grealy
Room - Emma Donoghue
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
The Field - Lorna Cahall
BOOKS ON WRITING
The Writing Life - Annie Dillard
Unless It Moves The Human Heart - Roger Rosenblatt
The Memoir Project - Marion Roach Smith