January 2014 Book Recommendations
The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas
by Nick Kotz
Both historical study and ancestral narrative, The Harness Maker’s Dream follows the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison’s journey to the United States in search of a brighter future.
One Writer’s Beginnings
by Eudora Welty
In this beautiful but brief book of autobiographical sketches, Welty explains how her environment and family honed her personality and–writings.
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
Thirteen-year old Anne Frank writes about living in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, while in forced hiding. The diary was discovered under a mattress after World War ll.