WNBA Wednesday – Favorite Books Read in 2013: Part 2

We have had a great response to Favorite Books Read in 2013. Many of you couldn’t pick just one. Thank you to everyone who sent in their fave books.



Marilyn D. Berkman

Title: A Marker to Measure Drift

Author: Alexander Maksik

Publisher: Knopf

“It captures a woman at most elemental desire to survive, spare, poetic, human.”


Fran Cohen

Title: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

Author: Rita Golden Gelman

Publisher: Broadway Books

“A creative journey of exploration of self and people from varied cultures.”


Pnina Moed Kass

Title: Saturday

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Anchor

“This book didn’t see daylight in 2013 but for all my unknown writer friends this reading experience is shattering, profound, intellectual, a narrative masterpiece that balances what seems like unattainable happiness with visceral violence.”


Heather Allen

Title: Life After Life

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

“It’s a historical fiction novel set in England during the early 1900’s through WWII about a woman who dies and comes back to life many times (hence Life After Life). The book was such an emotional roller coaster, but I enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to examine how tiny decisions can make a big impact on one’s life.” 


Melissa Rosati

Title: The Three “Only” Things: Tapping the power of dreams, coincidence & Imagination

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

“I’d say The Three “Only” Things: Tapping the power of dreams, coincidence & Imagination was one of my favorites. It’s by Robert Moss and he does an excellent job weaving inspiration with practical exercises and interesting science in how writers can harness the rich content of dreams.”

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Come back every Wednesday in January to find more recommendations.

Also, do you have news or an event coming up? Send it to membernews@wnba-nyc.org by January 20th.


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