Utne Weeder Sept/Oct 2000

Our staff's selection of good reads

| September/October 2000

The House on Dream Street by Dana Sachs (Algonquin, $22.95). In this passionate, perceptive memoir, Sachs describes falling in love with postwar Hanoi and coming to terms with the Vietnamese view of destiny.

--Karen Olson

Toil: Building Yourself by Jody Procter (Chelsea Green, $22.95). Through his daily reports of rain-soaked gloves, aching joints, and oddball co-workers, Procter's diary of a (sometimes) mad carpenter explores his ordinary life--and the very essence of aspiration--with extraordinary clarity.