Necessary Books, Books Necessary

THE BOOKS THAT WOULD ACCOMPANY ME TO A DESERTED ISLAND, WHERE I WOULD SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE CUT OFF FROM PEOPLE AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS NORMALLY NOT FOUND ON DESERTED ISLANDS:

The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara

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Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems 1927-1979

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Anagrams, by Lorrie Moore

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Self-Help, by Lorrie Moore

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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

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Cathedral, by Raymond Carver

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
, by Raymond Carver

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Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote

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A book I made with photocopies of my favorite poems by various poets (cheating, I know!!)

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BOOKS I WISH I’D WRITTEN:


Reasons To Live, by Amy Hempel

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Anagrams, by Lorrie Moore

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Self-Help, by Lorrie Moore

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Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion

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Cat’s Eye, by Margaret Atwood

-Lucia

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  1. Julie von Zerneck

    Oh yes, a baby on one hip and a book in the opposite hand, that’s the way a see you. And of course you are on a desert island. I think the baby has a book in her hand too. I am squinting but…yes… she does.

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