Patti’s Book List

A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

This book will tell you why the future belongs to the designers, inventors, teachers and storytellers, to those who are creative “right brain” thinkers.

Setting The Table by Danny Meyer

This book will reveal how a successful New York City restaurateur provides “enlightened hospitality” and how you can too.

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

A wonderful novel of finding compassion and courage in unlikely places, in unlikely times.

West with The Night by Beryl Markham

A beautifully written true story of one woman’s courage to live in Africa during the early 1900’s and be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean alone.

Plain and Simple by Sue Bender

Another true story of a woman who goes in search of meaning, simplicity and order among the Amish.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

A fictional tale of a family who goes to Africa to “save” the natives. They must instead learn how to save themselves. Written with each chapter coming from the perspective of one of the family members.