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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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The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman - 2008-09-30
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This captivating tale follows the adventures and dangers faced by young Nobody Owens, who lives in a sprawling graveyard and is raised by ghosts. With a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead, Bod encounters ancient beings, abandoned cities, and terrifying foes. But the real danger comes from the man who killed Bod's family, and who will stop at nothing to find him. A thrilling and imaginative journey through a captivatingly dark world.
Zoe Keating
@neilhimself This is so nuts!! It’s a beloved book in this house      source
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Selections from Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Charles MacKay - 2003-09-01 (first published in 1841)
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Explore historic financial manias in this riveting and absorbing book about market psychology. Charles Mackay's account of John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania highlight the driving forces of financial markets: fear and greed. With hindsight, Mackay's masterful chronicling of these social and financial histories proves to be an absorbing thriller and an excellent historical document. A century and a half later, it remains as vibrant and relevant as ever, serving as a cautionary tale for modern-day investors.
Zoe Keating
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 - 2015-04-07
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Experience the beauty and tradition of life in the Lake District through the eyes of James Rebanks, the first son of generations of shepherds. Discover the timeless work and seasonal demands that govern their way of life, from the summer fells to the winter toil, with a deep appreciation for the land and its creatures.
Zoe Keating
@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
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Call for the Dead
The Smiley Collection
John le Carré - 2002-01-29 (first published in 1961)
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This mystery novel follows George Smiley, a civil servant investigating the suicide of Samuel Fennan. As he delves deeper, Smiley uncovers a conspiracy involving the East Germans and their agents. With espionage at its core, Call for the Dead is a gripping and unforgettable debut from author John le Carré.
Zoe Keating
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
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Boats for Papa
Jessixa Bagley - 2015-06-30
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A touching children's book about a boy named Buckley who carves and sends boats out to sea in hopes that they will reach his missing father. "Boats for Papa" beautifully explores the grief associated with loss and is sure to tug at heartstrings.
Zoe Keating
@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
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A Novel
Neil Gaiman - 2014-06-03 (first published in 2013)
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A man returns to his childhood home for a funeral and is drawn to the farm where he met Lettie Hempstock, a remarkable girl, and her family when he was seven years old. Memories come flooding back, revealing a past too strange and frightening for anyone, let alone a small boy. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a groundbreaking work that showcases the power of storytelling to reveal and shelter us from darkness. This poignant tale, told with rare understanding of what makes us human, is both delicate and menacing. With bonus features such as a meet with the author, a reading group guide, and an interview, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a captivating story.
Zoe Keating
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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Cinnamon and Gunpowder
A Novel
Eli Brown - 2013-06-04
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A kidnapped chef must cook exquisite meals every Sunday for a ruthless pirate captain to stay alive in this swashbuckling adventure. They sail the seas together, fend off a deadly privateer and hunt for treasure. But all the while, the chef starts to feel a strange draw to the captain. Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a thrilling tale full of delicious food, bizarre crewmates, and a surprising love story.
Zoe Keating
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 - 2006-11-28 (first published in 1990)
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Get ready for the end of the world in this witty tale of Armageddon. When the apocalypse is predicted to arrive next Saturday, an angel and a demon must team up to prevent it, all while searching for the misplaced Antichrist. With a blend of humor and satire, this book will keep you entertained until the very end.
Zoe Keating
@TheTwoHeadedBoy @GoodOmensPrime @neilhimself I love the book so much. Re-read it in preparation.      source