Winter Reading – Obi Kaufmann. I love my library. I keep it light, I don’t want to own cases and cases full of books. I want to collect choice editions and keep it current. I am an avid donator of old tomes after I have thoroughly integrated them into my soul. Here is what I am moving through this season.

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The Dead, by James Joyce, Melville House, 2012, written 1914

-“He asked himself what is a woman standing in the stairs in the shadow, listening to distant music, a symbol of.” J.Joyce

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Grace, by Grace Coddington, Random House, 2012

– memoir by Vogue’s creative director throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

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Faviken, by Magnus Nilsson, Phaedon books, 2012

-moody and evocative Swedish cookbook with a narrative as compelling as the recipes.

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The Plant, issue 3 – Camelia, The Plant SCP, Winter 2013

– magazine of/about plants/gardening: Japanese potted plants, Joshua trees…

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Gather Journal, Vol 1, issue 2, Fall/Winter 2013, Gather Media

-wild mushroom recipes

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Work, Issue 5, 2012, The Work Magazine

– just realized this beautiful photo/culture mag was gay. Expertly styled.

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The Mabinogion Tetralogy, a modern adaptation by Evangeline Walton, Overlook Duckworth, 2004, written 1964

– finally! a modern adaptation of the Welsh classic; dreamy, wild and ruthless faery tales from the old world.

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Wallace Stegner and the American West, by Philip L. Fradkin, University of California Press, 2008

– a microcosm of 20th century American literature wrapped up in a fascinating biography with a timely message of ecological conservation.

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The Source, The untold story of Ya Ho Wa 13, by Isis Aquarian, Process Publishing, 2006

– Father Yod! oh wow.

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Lucky Peach, Issue 5: Chinatown, Fall 2012

– magazine by cooks for cooks