My friend Bill told me about his current reading list.  Rather than join Oprah’s book club and get sucked into the drama of James Frey and “A Million Little Pieces” or the “Three Cups of Tea” contraversy, he is systematically chewing through Modern Library’s 100 best novels of all time.  If you are what you eat, it would follow that your literary diet might also contribute to your overall mental health and well-being.  I’m going to try to keep this in mind when reaching for my Vanity Fair.

Not on the published list, but one that I highly recommend, “Shantaram” is one of the most beautifully written novels I’ve read in some time.

Artist Paul Beliveau knows his way around the stacks.

Gallery representation: Plus One Gallery