Friday, September 23, 2011

List #16 Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram: Prairie Lights. Iowa City, IA. 52240

Gunther Grass, The Tin Drum
Robertson Davies, The Deptford Trilogy
Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker
G. B. Edwards, Book of Ebeneezer LePage
William Maxwell, Time Will Darken it.
William Maxwell, So Long, See You Tomorrow
Willa Cather, My Antonia
Julie Hecht, Do the Windows Open.
Harriet Doerr, Stones for Ibarra
Rilla Askew, The Mercy Seat
Sebastian Barry, Long Long Way
Willaim Trevor, The Story of Lucy Gault
Charles Portis, Masters of Atlantis
Charles Portis, True Grit
Eudora Welty, Collected Stories
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
Vilhjalmer Moberg, The Emigrants
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Jim Crace, A Gift of Stones
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
Marilynne Robinson, Home
Joseph Skibell, Blessing on the Moon
Ed Carey, Observatory Mansions
Jane Hamilton, When Madeline Was Young
Herman Mellville, Moby Dick
Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers
James Agee, A Death in the Family
George V. Higgins The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Kent Haruf, The Tie That Binds
William Faulkner, The Unvanquished
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Harriet Doerr, Stones for Ibarra
Annie Dillard The Living
Barbara Gowdy, White Bone
Wayne Johnston, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Nelson Algren, The Man With the Golden Arm
George Orwell, 1984
Redmond O'Hanlon, Into the Heart of Borneo
Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist
Rose Tremain, Music and Silence
Michele de Kretzer, The Hamilton Case
John Steffler, The Afterlife of George Cartwright
Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces
Jane Gardam, Old Filth
Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan
Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary
Aryeh Lev Stollman, The Far Euphrates
Colm Toibin, The Blackwater Lightship

Paul is a book-guzzling tornado of a hand-selling book man. Check out the brief youtube videos of his live shelftalkers. You can access those and lot more of Paul's picks via the website

He pointed me towards Castle Freeman Jr. whose little novels are Maine gothic goodness.

1 comment:

  1. I was just at Prairie Lights and Paul handsold me that same Castle Freeman, Jr. book! He was such a cool guy.