The Gathering Team has selected the following books you might want to read before coming to this year’s symposium. All were written by Gathering speakers. Happy reading! These books are not required reading, but reading them will enhance your enjoyment of speakers’ presentations.
The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre, by Gail Carson Levine.
Publisher’s Weekly says: “Perry’s struggle to reconcile her father’s love for her with his deep hatred of the Bamarre resonates, as does her burgeoning and nuanced definition of strength. Her growing awareness of prejudice and ethnocentrism is insightful and believable; readers will easily connect her journey to their own experiences.”
I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, by Sylvie Simmons
Amazon Review: : “This major in-depth biography is the book Cohen’s fans have been waiting for. Acclaimed writer/journalist Sylvie Simmons has interviewed more than 100 figures from Cohen’s life and work, including his main muses; the women in his life. … Cohen, notoriously private, has granted interviews himself. Thoroughly researched and thoughtful, penetrating and lively, fascinating and revealing of stories and facts never read before … “
Two more books to be added in the next few days…… stayed tuned.