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Holiday Gift Ideas–From the Lighthouse Faculty Elves

mhALG6qWhat’s a perfect last-minute gift to buy for someone special? Why, a book, of course. They’re readily available, they’re affordable, they’re easy to wrap, and the variety is tremendous.

Now, if you’re addled by the possibilities of what to get someone, have no fear. We asked some Lighthouse faculty two questions—what they’d recommend, and what they hope Santa will get them for Christmas. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Seth Tucker
Gift suggestion: Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy; American Masculine, Shann Ray
What he’d like from Santa: Ship Fever and Other Stories, Andrea Barrett

Alexander Lumans
Gift suggestion: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra
What he wants from Santa: Soy Sauce for Beginners, Kirstin Chen

Rachel Weaver
Gift suggestion: Jewelweed, David Rhodes
What she’d like from Santa: The Daylight Gate, Jeanette Winterson

Travis Heermann
Gift suggestion: The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
What he’d like from Santa: Wonderbook, Jeff Vandermeer

Nick Arvin
Gift suggestion: The Long Ships, Frans G. Bengtsson
What he’d like from Santa: The Great War, by Joe Sacco

David J. Rothman
Gift suggestion: Living the Life, Part of the Darkness, both by (ahem) David Rothman
What he’d like from Santa: Shakespeare’s First Folio

 John Cotter
Gift suggestion: Color Plates, Adam Golaski
What he’d like from Santa: The Landmark Horodotus, Robert B. Strassler

Doug Kurtz
Gift suggestion: Faves: The War of Art and Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield
What he’d like from Santa: same as above

Michael Henry
Gift suggestion: Still Life With Oysters and Lemon, Mark Doty
What he wants from Santa: Best American Essays 2013, Robert Lowell’s Collected Poems

Lynn Wagner
Gift suggestion: Help Is on the Way, John Brehm
What she wants from Santa: Madness, Rack, and Honey, Mary Ruefle

Michael Catlin
Gift suggestion: Spreadable Media: Meaning and Culture in a Networked Culture, Henry Jenkins
What he wants from Santa: Who Owns the Future, Jaron Lanier

Carleen Brice
Gift suggestion: Shake Down the Stars, Renee Swindle
What she’d like from Santa: A Prayer Journal, Flannery O’Connor

Vicki Lindner
Gift suggestion: Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision, Melissa Kwasny; A Double Life,  J. Michael Lennon
What she’d like from Santa: Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays, Norman Mailer

Chris Ransick
Gift suggestion: Collected Poems, Jack Gilbert
What he’d like from Santa: Maggot, Paul Muldoon

Phyllis Barber
Gift suggestion: The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, Kevin Fedarko
What she’d like from Santa: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time, George Anderson

Andrea Dupree
Gift suggestion: The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner
What she’d like from Santa: The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

Happy holidays, everyone!

One comment on “Holiday Gift Ideas–From the Lighthouse Faculty Elves

  1. craig
    December 22, 2013

    Was expecting Moby Dick to be on the list from Dan!

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