ShelfLife@Texas December 2008 Blog Archive




Corley, Nyleva
Dietrich, Alicia
Akin, Maria
Molin, Jason
Sinn, Jessica

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CONTENTS: Circus Queen and Tinker Bell -- Poetry on the Plaza: Winter Landscapes -- A Reading with Visiting Professor ZZ Packer -- In Memoriam: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea -- What's on Your Nightstand, Tom Staley? -- Tales for Little Rebels -- Happy 400th Birthday John Milton -- Jazz Performance of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" -- Alum's Book Parodies Pregnancy Guide -- Sociologist Analyzes the Business of Toys -- Don Graham’s Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies -- Historian Unwraps Origins of Christmas Traditions -- Books that Changed America || BOOKS MENTIONED IN CONTENTS: "Circus Queen & Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline" by Janet Davis -- "The Thosands" by ZZ Packer -- "Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry" by Elizabeth Fernea Warnock, Thomas Staley, and Donald Hall -- "A Most Wanted Man" by John le Carre -- "The Trouble with Tom: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine" by Paul Collins -- "Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature" by Julia Mickenberg -- "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by John Milton and Dylan Thomas -- "The Unexpected When You're Expecting: A Parody" by Mary Moore -- "Inside Toyland: Working, Shopping and Social Inequality" by Christine Williams -- "State Fare: An Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies" by Don Graham -- "Christmas in America: A History" by Penne Restad -- "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine -- "The Federalist" by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay -- "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave" by Frederick Douglass -- "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe -- "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair -- "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson -- "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan

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