Next on my list of books to read are:
Golda, Elinor Burkett - This past Israeli Prime Minister fascinates me. She is the first to be called the Iron Lady. She has the tenacity of a Honey Bagder, has a delightful charm, and fuses the mind with the heart in the realm of politics. And according to the St. Petersburg Times review this book is "...a better-researched, better-written biography [of Meir]..."
"Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome."
The Iron Lady, John Campbell - I became interested in Margaret Thatcher whilst reading the wikipedia page on Golda Meir. I wanted to know what made her also be called an Iron Lady. Is she as head-strong as Golda?
"Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we being truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where the is despair, may we bring hope."
Plexus, Henry Miller - Plexus is the 2nd volume of Miller's Rosy Crucifixion trilogy. I've read the third volume Nexus and loved it. I consider Henry Miller one of the best writers I've ever read.
"In my portfolio was locked the key to all human knowledge. Presumably. And wisdom, like Winchester, only forty miles away. Nothing in the world is so dead as this compendium of knowledge."
The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova - This about a doctor and a patient. It is up to the doctor to dig deep to find out why his painter patient refuses to talk. The story sounds like a mystery of the human psyche. But it's not only the plot that I find interesting. I've read the first few paragraphs while in the bookstore. It is beautifully written.
"Someone is lighting a lantern there, too, bending over the flame, a human form but distinct in the distant window."
In dreams I am reading all these books all together at the same time. But in reality I'll start with Golda.