Here are a few novels I come back to time and again, and some good non-fiction as well.

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
Illusions – Richard Bach
You Shall Know Our Velocity – Dave Eggers
Poison – Katherine Harris
The Transit of Venus – Shirley Hazzard
All 4 volumes of The Cazelet Chronicles – Elizabeth Jane Howard
September – Rosamunde Pilcher

The Secret History of the World – Mark Booth
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller
Arguably – Christopher Hitchens
Fire – Sebastian Junger
Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott
A Year in the World – Frances Mayes
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
The Dancing Wu Li Masters – Gary Zukav


I grew up with a politically astute father and an intuitive mother, a kindred sister and a Mayan brother. Somewhere in there I developed an artsy slant and an obsession with physics. Thus, the mixed bag of thinkers, doers, and creatives below; much can be learned from any one of them.

(the late) Maya Angelou
Noam Chomsky
Deepak Chopra
Dave Eggers
(the late) Albert Einstein
Elizabeth Gilbert
(the late) Christopher Hitchens
Sebastian Junger
Bruce Lipton
Bill Maher
Steven Pressfield
Salman Rushdie
Eckhart Tolle
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Marianne Williamson
Oprah Winfrey
(the late) Howard Zinn
Gary Zukav
and the good folks doing worthwhile things at The Intelligent Optimist and The Sun

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