Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit.
If you have a garden in the library, nothing will be lacking.
— Cicero to his friend Varro
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On the Nightstand

Niccolo Rising, Dorothy Dunnett

The Good Soldier Svejk, Jaroslav Hasek

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

The Year of Lear, James Shapiro

The Thirty Years War, C. V. Wedgwood


Reading Recommendations

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

A Perfect Spy, John Le Carre

Nameless, Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O'Connor

A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley

The Wide Net and Other Stories, Eudora Welty

My Bright Abyss, Christian Wiman

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Shop Talk

The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture, Courtney Fullilove

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius, Neil Maher

Curious Visions of Modernity: Enchantment, Magic, and the Sacred, David L. Martin

Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty, Michelle Murphy

Closet Devotions, Richard Rambuss

Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare