Monday, May 12, 2008

Additional reading

If you enjoyed "The Spirits of Lebanon" and wish to read more about my experiences on the mountainside, you can read some other stories I've posted over the past three years. Just click on PREVIOUS BLOG and go down the right side of the page to the Archives. Darrow segments were posted Nov. 29 - Dec. 15, 2005; in "The Sense of Smell," posted in October 2006; in "Watertown," from Aug. 7-24, 2007; and "Enter, With Torches," from Jan. 2-11, 2008.

There are a couple of classic novels about prep-school life, of course: "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles and "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

My favorite humorous prep-school book is "The Lawrenceville Stories," by Owen Johnson.

For further reading about the Shakers, the following books are recommended:
- "The Shaker Experience in America," by Stephen Stein
- "Simple Gifts: Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village," by June Sprigg
- "The People Called Shakers," by Edward D. Andrews
- "Mother Ann Lee, Morning Star of the Shakers," by Nardi Reeder Campion

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