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Zoe Keating

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Zoë Keating is a Canadian-born cellist and composer once based in San Francisco, California, now based in Vermont.
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Selections from Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Charles MacKay - Feb 16, 2017 (first published in 1841)
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First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania.Between the three of them,...
Zoe Keating
Jan 10, 2021
Every few years there is occasion to get this book out      source
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The Shepherd's Life
Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
James Rebanks - Sep 27, 2016
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Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Vik...
Zoe Keating
Dec 18, 2020
@matt_paluch Ever since reading @herdyshepherd1’s book (The Herdwick Shepherd which I highly recommend), I’ve thought of sheep as the continual, indigenous residents of the British Isles and it’s the humans who come and go      source
Call for the Dead
The Smiley Collection
John le Carré - Apr 02, 2020 (first published in 1961)
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After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off t...
Zoe Keating
Dec 14, 2020
I re-read all the George Smiley books this year and they were a great escape. Thank you John le Carré. You will be missed      source
Boats for Papa
Jessixa Bagley - Jun 30, 2015
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Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby. He makes:big boatslong boatsshort boats andtall boats,each one more beautiful than the last, and sends them out to sea. If they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much. In...
Zoe Keating
Aug 15, 2020
@winstonswish For little kids, Boats for Papa was a book my then 4yr old liked to read over and over. During that first year it comforted him where other books did not      source
Cinnamon and Gunpowder
A Novel
Eli Brown - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade - with the best food ever served aboard a pirate's ship.The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday ...
Zoe Keating
Oct 16, 2019
For a while in 2015 I lost the ability to read (PTSD, I’m told) and “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” and Eli Brown’s “Cinnamon & Gunpowder” were the first books I was able to understand and enjoy. @neilhimself’s book in particular was like a hand pulling me up.      source
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A Novel
Neil Gaiman - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a...
Zoe Keating
Oct 16, 2019
For a while in 2015 I lost the ability to read (PTSD, I’m told) and “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” and Eli Brown’s “Cinnamon & Gunpowder” were the first books I was able to understand and enjoy. @neilhimself’s book in particular was like a hand pulling me up.      source
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Good Omens
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Cover may vary)
Neil Gaiman - Nov 28, 2006 (first published in 1990)
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Armageddon only happens once, you know. They dont let you go around again until you get it right.People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so its only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive n...
Zoe Keating
Jun 18, 2019
@TheTwoHeadedBoy @GoodOmensPrime @neilhimself I love the book so much. Re-read it in preparation.      source
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