Picks & Links

Here is a selection of books and CD's that are among Patti LuPone's favorites. Click on any title to order from Amazon.com:


Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall
Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
Bring Up the Bodies
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Zadie Smith
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red
The Museum of Innocence
by Orhan Pamuk
The Museum of Innocence
Who's Feeling Young Now?
by Punch Brothers
Who's Feeling Young Now?
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
I was very moved by this book. Read it if you have the time.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy
I can't stop thinking about poor Tess.
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
What a rich life with so many influential figures that crossed her path.
Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter
by Antonia Fraser
I could never have a conversation with Antonia Fraser, I’d have to excuse myself after hello.
The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square
by Ned Sublette
A very dense but fascinating history of The French Quarter.
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
I finished the book and I miss the characters.
A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick
Extremely sensual, surprising plot twists in turn of the century Wisconsin. I couldn't put it down.
Island Beneath The Sea
by Isabel Allende
I've loved her books and this one is another great read— 18th century, starting on the island that will become Haiti and ending in New Orleans.
Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
This is such a great book but I have so many questions.
Oryx and Crake
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
What a terrific writer. Why has it taken me so long to discover her?
Greek Fire : The Story of Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis
by Nicholas Gage
THE Greek tragedy... Maria & Ari. It's a page turner.
The "Once and Future King
by T.H. White"
The ultimate book on the Arthurian legend.

Angle of Repose
by Wallace Stegner
Wallace Stegner is one of Americas greatest writers. His heart and soul are equal to the majestic West he writes about.
Burmese Days
by George Orwell
Because I was fascinated by the British colonization of the East.
The Jewel in the Crown
by Paul Scott
Because I was fascinated by the British colonization of the East.
Cry to Heaven
by Anne Rice
A glorious Italy. A great story about the opera world and castrati.
An Instance of the Fingerpost
by Iain Peers
A murder mystery in 17th century England a great read.
Howard Fishman Quartet, Do What I Want
Give a listen.
Do What I Want
Callas, La Divina Complete
Nothing need be said.
Gustav Mahler, Symphony #5
He doesn't write anything half-assed!
Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
It's a deeply emotional piece of writing for the cello, and the cello was the first instrument I studied.
Ella Fitzgerald, Selections from the Songbooks
Because she sings the greatest of all songs, and because she sings!