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Books on Glass & Beadwork:

Masterpieces of American Glass:The Corning Museum of Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art Lillian Nassau Ltd. by Jane Shadel Spillman, Susanne K. Frantz: From Tiffany to contempary glass this book offers a fascinating look at American glass. Featuring over a hundred full color illustrations.

The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present by Lois Sherr Dubin: Contains 40,000 years of bead history from Neolithic times to the present. An incredible number of illustrations & color plates of beads from every world region. Includes an 8 page foldout time line of bead history in full color.

Glass Beads from Europe: With Value Guide by Sibylle Jargstorf: This book will be of interest to a wide circle of creative people as beads play an important role in ornamentation today.

The New Beadwork by Kathlyn Moss, Alice Scherer: Beadwork has undergone a revolution in the past 2 decades, creative men & women are exploring its rich possibilities for delicate detail and spectacular pattern. Dozens of full color photos grace this book.

The Glassmakers: An Odyssey of the Jews: The First Three Thousand Years by Samuel Kurinsky: This book fills in historic holes when it comes to the earliest days of glassmaking.



Books of Importance and Interest to Us:


A Short History of the Bahai Faith
by Peter Smith:
A good book to start with if you've ever had questions regarding the Bahai Faith.

The Bahai Religion: A short introduction to Its History and Teachings by Peter Smith: Another good book by this author.

The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys by Bahaulla: May be regarded as the summit of achievement in the realm of mystical composition.

If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth by Helen Caldicott: The earth is desperately ill and must be healed. A renowned antinuclear activist gives us a prescription for the cure-and a cause for hope.

The Story of the Irish Race by Seumas MacManus: For anyone who wants to understand the Irish people; their political struggle, their literature and their great contribution to Western Civilization, this book is indispensable.

 

Other Books we have read and would recommend highly:


Jitterbug Perfume
by Tom Robbins:
Good read, hard to Beet! And of course, smell as good as possible at all times.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams: This volume contains the complete zany, out of this world Hitchhiker adventure stories by bestselling author Douglas Adams.

The Real World of Fairies by Dora Van Gelder: The entire book is saturated by fey beauty, rich and strange. A must read for anyone with an open mind who longs to have an open heart.

Faeries by David Larkin, Brian Froud, Alan Lee: Welcome to the land of faery! A captivating source for lovers of the fae with its beautiful illustrations. Do you believe?

Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine Briggs: Offers a supernatural host of legends, ballads and folk tales. Informative without being stuffy, a good thing too since fairies like to play tricks on those who are too serious.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien illustrated by Alan Lee: Set in the imaginary world of Middle-Earth, a classic myth and modern fairy tale. This edition celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first publication in 1937. Illustrated by Alan Lee, the book features 25 watercolor paintings and 38 black and white drawings.

Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint: In de Lint's imaginary city of Newford, fey folk, magicians, hustlers, painters, fiddlers, and ordinary people stumble headfirst into enchantment and never come out the same.

Moonheart by Charles de Lint: A classic novel of ancient magic on the streets of Canada today.

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin: A book about the beauty and complexity of the human soul, about God, love and justice.

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood: A tale of survival in its most primitive sense.

Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood: A provocative yet funny tale of three women caught in a diabolical war between the sexes.

 

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