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The Color Of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures

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includes a photo essay with over 15 of Kathleen's
Black and White Maramures photographs.

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Rick Steves' Europe 101:
History and Art for the Traveler

Rick takes you from the figurative cave paintings of Lascaux to Surrealism and Beyond with wit and insight. One of our favorite books. 

Lonely Planet: 
Romania & Moldova, 2nd Ed.

The definitive tourist's guide to these countries. It's our constant companion in the van or automobile glove compartment.

Europe by Van 
and Motorhome

Everything you need to know from where to park to where to pee. 
Includes an article by Henry on mobile computing.

Rick Steves' Mona Winks: 
Self Guided Tours of
 Europe's Top Museums

Companion to Europe 101, with this book, you can lead yourself through the top museums of: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Florence, Rome and Madrid. Marvelous!

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers

More vital tips for how to enjoy your stay in Europe. How to sleep on the train, what scams to watch for, how to meet locals. 

Lonely Plant: Egypt

As comprehensive a guide as one could want. Helped us set up our felucca ride and everything.



A Year in Provence

Peter Mayle's non-stop wit makes this book a morsel of pleasure. Your only dissatisfaction will be the year is over too soon....

Under the Tuscan Sun:
At Home in Italy

Tuscany being perhaps our favorite place on Earth, this book recounts moving into an old villa, renovating, and enjoying the sights, tastes and smells that make this area "The Gem of Europe." 


Balkan Ghosts:
A Journey Through History

Atlantic Monthly reporter Robert Kaplan traveled all over the Balkans in those same days as hope and fear of the West poured over the wreckage of the iron curtain. His account is both illuminating and evocative.

Bury Me Standing: 
The Gypsies and their Journey

Isabel Fonseca provides a personal account of living and traveling with the mysterious Roma. 


Lonely Planet: 
Romania & Moldova

The definitive tourist's guide to these countries. It's our constant companion in the van or automobile glove compartment.

Taste of Romania: It's Cookery and Glimpses of its History, Folklore, Art, Literature, and Poetry

The title says it all.


Hiking Guide to Romania

The Carpathians in Romania offer some of the most unspoiled hiking ranges. It is a natural pastime in a country that prides itself on its rustic heritage. 

Blue Guide to Romania

Whereas Lonely Planet gives you the nuts and bolts of getting around, the Blue Guide Series gives you the depths and nuances of what you're seeing. 

We travel with a LP and a Blue Guide wherever we go now. It's a vital companion for understanding. 

Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescus' Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption

He was wicked ruler, yet to whatever degree he was despised, she was hated more. 

Hole in the Flag: A Romanian Exile's Story of Return and Revolution

Andrei Codrescu, of National Public Radio fame, visited his country during the days after "The Revolution," and offers his unique brand of poetic realism to give us insight into those cataclysmic events. 

Berlitz Romanian:
Cassette & Phrase Book

Even though it's a Romance language, it's deucedly difficult. Berlitz gives you their proven treatment for quickly learning to navigate in a foreign tongue. 

Teach Yourself Romanian:
A Complete Course for Beginners

If you're serious about learning Romanian, you couldn't ask for a more challenging and thorough guide

Romanian Rhapsody:
An Overlooked Corner of Europe

A French socialist's take on Romania. A counterpoint in viewpoint to our own. Read with caution, and consult Red Horizons above. 


A practical guide to getting the most out of a visit to what was once known as the 'Paris of the East.' 

The Land of Green Plums

Historical fiction written by a Romanian Saxon. 

Parting the Curtain: An American Teacher in Post Communist Romania

A mature woman of perspective and depth accepted the challenge of teaching English at a university in Timisoara. She stayed for seven years and wrote this amazing tale.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell is famous for his interviews with Bill Moyer, and for being a mentor to Lucas in constructing the Star Wars universe. To share his insights into the myths we share across our entire species, this is the book to read. 

The Complete Pyramids:
Solving the Ancient Mysteries

Despite the seemingly hokey title, this is an excellent piece of scholarship making pyramids more accessible to the every-person.

The Complete Valley of the Kings:
Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs 

Companion to the Pyramid book, exploring the Pharaohs' burial grounds at Luxor



Photography, 7th Edition

Covers everything you need to know about photography. Kathleen uses it to teach her university classes.

Seizing the Light: 
A History of Photography

A beautiful rendition of the history of fine art photography.

Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present

From the Chamber of Deputies in France to Henri Cartier-Bresson's "The Decisive Moment."  

Witness in our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

Fantastic insights into the critical issues and events of our time and how photography helps to illuminate them. Includes Sebastiao Salgido, Antonin Kratochvil, Mary Ellen Mark, and Eugene Richards.


Alfred Stieglitz: 
An American Seer

An illuminating account of the 'grandfather' of photography. Stieglitz introduced modern art to America, as well as single handedly made photography accepted as an art form.


Aristotle's Poetics

A must read for serious writers. Francis Fergusson's essay helps to pierce some of the master's more esoteric references.

The Art of Dramatic Writing

    Gives the other half of writing's dictums: read right after Poetics. Where Aristotle claims Plot is above all, Egri claims Character is above all. Together they form the whole truth. 


Like a graduate course in  understanding the structure of screenplays.


Lew Hunter's 
Screenwriting 434

After reading the books on the top row, you've got the foundation to start writing.

This book will get you through your first script. Hunter coaches you through the process with warmth, compassion and rigorous demands. I can't speak highly enough about this book.


The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

The new-age undertones may be a bit much for some, but the basic strategies for freeing one's life to be creative are sound. We follow them.

The Yorkville Anthology of New Writers: A Collection of Prose and Poetry

Henry's very first published piece, Santos and the Space Tower, can be found within.

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