Literary Evening at Rock Lodge
2014 Program

Book Title / Subject Author Presenter
Steve Jobs - Biography. An intersection of science and the arts. [pub. 2011] Walter Isaccson Marian
Cleopatra: A Life - A stellar biography of the Egyptian queen rewards the intellect and the senses. [pub. 2010] Stacy Schiff Al M.
Dreamers of the Day: A Novel - Historical fiction. A fascinating story which illuminates today's headlines and the long, rich history of the Middle East. [pub. 2008] Mary Doria Russell Marcy
The Skystone (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 1) - Historical adventure about Arthur, the forces that created him and how Camelot came to be. Series of nine novels. [Pub. 1996-2007] Jack Whyte Sam
Bulfinch's Mythology - The original text dates to 1855. Three volumes- The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry and The Legends of Charlemagne - a classic work of mythology [pub. there are many editions of this book.] Thomas Bulfinch Joe
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships - Study of 10,000 years of human sexual behavior. [pub. 2010] Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha Joe
Sex at Dusk: Lifting the Shiny Wrapping from Sex at Dawn - Correcting the errors and misrepresentations of Sex at Dawn. [pub. 2012] Lynn Saxon Joe
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius - Tesla's great nephew A founding father of modern electrical technology; rich and vivid. [pub. 1996] Mark Seifer Sal
An Officer and a Spy: A novel - - Historical fiction about the Dreyfus affair. A hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. [pub. 2014] Robert Harris Sal
Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel - - A dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals and among the pioneering researchers leading the way into once forbidden territory: the animal mind. [pub. 2014] Virginia Morell Susan
Plant Intellligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth - Buhner A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World. [Pub. 2014] Stephen Harrod Berdine
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring - A non-fiction thriller into the perpendicular universe of the world's tallest trees. [Pub. 2007] Richard Preston Helene
Play it Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible - Non-fiction. The quest to master a notoriously difficult piano piece in a tale of perseverance in the face of enormous odds. [Pub. 2013] Alan Rusbridger Inese
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures - An interpretative naturalist of American culture, Gladwell leads the reader on delightful excursions with these essays. [pub. 2009] Malcolm Gladwell Diane
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective - About the Road Hill murder case, a true-crime story, and about the birth of forensic science and the genre of murder mysteries. [pub. 2008] Kate Summerscale Diane
The Martian: A Novel - Science fiction. Astronaut Mark Watney chronicles his efforts to survive when he is left behind, stranded and facing certain death on Mars. [pub. 2014] Andy Weir Gary
The Brass Verdict (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) - At once a police procedural and a captivating legal thriller. [pub. 2008] Michael Connelly Mary
Year Zero: A History of 1945 - Recommended by Howard. A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II. [pub. 2013] Ian Buruma Peter
Deadline Artists - Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs: More of America's Greatest Newspaper Colunms - Classic newspaper writing that combines the immediacy of news with the precision of poetry. [pub. 2012] Avlon, Angelo & Louis Edgar