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Nate Berkus

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Nathan Jay Berkus is an American interior designer, author, and television personality. He runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and was a regularly featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers as well as coordinating surprise make-overs for people's homes.
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The Searcher
A Novel
Tana French - Oct 06, 2020
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Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he's bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever.Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. And once agai...
Nate Berkus
Jan 04, 2021
The first #NatesReads of 2021 is “The Searcher” by Tana French. This book took me out of NYC, out of politics, out of the pandemic & straight to a seaside town in #England. It is a beautifully written page-turner, and one that you need to read.      source
The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson - Oct 04, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, author Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson...
Nate Berkus
Oct 13, 2020
#NatesReads is back and this month’s book is “The Warmth of Other Suns — The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”. It’s one of the most comprehensive and fascinating books I’ve ever read. Thank you for this historical masterpiece @Isabelwilkerson      source
Shantaram
A Novel
Gregory David Roberts - Oct 01, 2005 (first published in 2003)
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"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by ...
Nate Berkus
Jan 02, 2020
Once in a while, a book comes along that I have to recommend to everyone I meet. "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts is one of those books. Who wants to read it (again) with me this January? Shop now: #NatesReads      source
Navajo Textiles
The William Randolph Hearst Collection
Nancy J. Blomberg - Jul 01, 1994
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William Randolph Hearst's collection of Navajo textiles is one of the most complete gatherings of nineteenth-century Navajo weaving in the world. Comprising dozens of Classic Period serapes, chief blankets, Germantown eyedazzlers, and turn-of-the-century rugs, the 185-piece collection was donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History ...
Nate Berkus
Aug 06, 2019
Aug #NatesReads is dedicated to all those who love design + spend their time and money on it. No formal education? Start a book collection. One book on textiles that I love is "Navajo Textiles: The William Randolph Hearst Collection" by Nancy J. Blomberg.      source
Islandborn
Junot Díaz - Mar 13, 2018
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Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their me...
Nate Berkus
Feb 25, 2019
#BlackHistoryMonth. Teaching our kids as much as we can about the world is really important to @JeremiahBrent and me. Books are really beautiful ways we do this. "Island Born" by Junot Díaz and "Ella Fitzgerald" by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara are 2 wonderful books I reccomend.      source
Ella Fitzgerald
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara - Mar 01, 2018
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Discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. This mini biography charts Ella's life, from her early singing days in Harlem, to her success as a jazz l...
Nate Berkus
Feb 25, 2019
#BlackHistoryMonth. Teaching our kids as much as we can about the world is really important to @JeremiahBrent and me. Books are really beautiful ways we do this. "Island Born" by Junot Díaz and "Ella Fitzgerald" by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara are 2 wonderful books I reccomend.      source
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
A Novel
Robert Dugoni - Apr 24, 2018
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From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith...
Nate Berkus
Jan 01, 2019
January #NatesReads are two perfect books to curl up with. "The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir" by @honor_moore + "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni. Head to my story to shop them now.      source
The Bishop's Daughter
A Memoir
Honor Moore - May 17, 2008
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Paul Moore's vocation as an Episcopal priest took him—with his wife Jenny and a family that grew to nine children—from robber-baron wealth to work among the urban poor of postwar America, prominence as an activist bishop in Washington during the Johnson years, leadership in the civil rights and peace movements, and two decades as the bishop of New ...
Nate Berkus
Jan 01, 2019
January #NatesReads are two perfect books to curl up with. "The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir" by @honor_moore + "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni. Head to my story to shop them now.      source