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  • Body of Water
    Body of Water (English, Paperback) Chris Dombrowski

    "A brilliant book. Destined to be a classic."-Jim Harrison

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  • Braiding Sweetgrass
    Braiding Sweetgrass (English, Paperback) Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," byLibrary Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of...

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  • Feverland
    Feverland (English, Paperback) Alex Lemon

    "Alex Lemon is a brave, headlong writer, and he captures the life of the body with vivid and memorable intensity."--Mark Doty

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  • Medicine Walk
    Medicine Walk (English, Paperback) Richard Wagamese

    Struggling with mixed feelings while helping his estranged father undertake a difficult mountain backcountry journey to die, Franklin Starlight learns about his father's difficult struggles with childhood poverty and war-inflicted PTSD.

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  • Island Home
    Island Home (English, Paperback) Tim Winton

    A wild, rhapsodic celebration of Australia and its landscape, from one of its finest writers

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  • Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse
    Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse (English, Hardback) Faith Sullivan

    Throughout her life, Nell Stillman has struggled to find meaning in an increasingly chaotic world. A complicated marriage to a boorish husband; an early widowhood spent longing for her congressman lover; the loss of her child, a shell shocked WWI hero her road has not been easy. But somehow she manages to find moments of grace, more often than not through the genial voice of P.G. Wodehouse, the...

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  • Four Reincarnations
    Four Reincarnations (English, Hardback) Max Ritvo

    Reverent and profane, entertaining and bruising, Four Reincarnations is a debut collection of poems that introduces an exciting new voice in American letters....

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  • Medicine Walk
    Medicine Walk (English, Hardback) Richard Wagamese

    A novel about the role of stories in our lives, those we tell ourselves about ourselves and those we agree to live by.?...

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  • The Colors of Nature
    The Colors of Nature (English, Paperback) Alison Hawthorne Deming

    From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in this world is matched only by the diversity of stories explaining our cultural origins: stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid on the fallacies of national myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connecting the toxic legacy of his hometown, Bogalusa, LA, to a blind faith in capitalism, and bell hooks relating the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that is considered "unpredictable" ? amongst more than 35 other examinations of the relationship between culture and nature ? this collection points toward the trouble of ignoring our cultural heritage, but also reveals how opening our eyes and our minds might provide a more livable future. The Colors of Nature comes in four alternating-color covers: red, yellow, green, and blue.

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  • Dream Wheels
    Dream Wheels (English, Paperback) Richard Wagamese

    Champion bull-rider Joe Willie Wolfchild is about to become the All-Round Cowboy when a devastating accident at the National Finals destroys his chances of ever doing rodeo again. His body and ambitions in tatters, he retires to the panoramic family ranch, Wolfcreek, to mend....

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  • Behind the Bedroom Wall
    Behind the Bedroom Wall (English, Paperback) Laura E. Williams

    It's 1942. Thirteen-year-old Korinna Rehme is an active member of her local Jungmadel, a Nazi youth group, along with many of her friends. She believes that Hitler is helping Germany by instituting a program to deal with what he calls the "Jewish problem," a program that she witnesses as her Jewish neighbors are attacked and taken from their homes. Korinna's parents, however, are members of a secret underground group providing a means of escape to the Jews of their city. Korinna is shocked to discover that they are hiding a refugee family behind the wall of her bedroom. But as she comes to know the family, her sympathies begin to turn. When someone tips off the Gestapo, loyalties are put to the test and Korinna must decide what she really believes and whom she really trusts. Filled with adventure, Behind the Bedroom Wall helps readers understand the forces that drove so many to turn on their neighbors and the courage that allowed some to resist.

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  • Zoologies
    Zoologies (English, Paperback) Alison Hawthorne Deming

    Humans were surrounded by other animals from the beginning of time: they were food, clothes, adversaries, companions, jokes, and gods. And yet, our companions in evolution are leaving the world -- both as physical beings and spiritual symbols -- and not returning. In this collection of linked essays, Alison Hawthorne Deming asks, and seeks to answe

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  • The Chain Letter of the Soul
    The Chain Letter of the Soul (English, Paperback) Bill Holm

    Throughout his life and in his writing, Bill Holm was a humanist whose obsessions included mortality and eternity. He paid special attention to the notion of cycles, patterns, movements, and processes, and many of his most moving poems are dedicated to the friends and family he helped through the last stages of their lives. Collecting the best and most recent poems from Holm's oeuvre, The Chain Letter of the Soul paints a portrait of a man of great heart, broad vision, and startling prescience. Here, fans remember many of their favorites, and new readers discover an enduring voice of American literature through such poems as "Kafka Only Imagined It," "The Dead Get By with Everything," "My Old Friend AT&T Writes Me a Personal Letter," and "Lemon Pie." In these poems, the personal, vulnerable side of a great public figure is revealed.

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  • Adventures in the Anthropocene
    Adventures in the Anthropocene (English, Paperback) Gaia Vince

    An illuminating exploration of our new epoch: the Anthropocene' the age of manthrough the stories of people living on its frontline.We know our planet is in crisis, but all too often the big picture is obstructed by dense data sets and politics. Struggling with this obscurity as the editor atNature, Gaia Vince decided to travel the world to see for herself what life is really like for people on...

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  • A Year in the Wilderness
    A Year in the Wilderness (English, Hardback) Amy Freeman, Dave Freeman

    From National Geographic's 2014 Adventurers of the Year, a passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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  • The Nature of College
    The Nature of College (English, Paperback) James J. Farrell

    Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, the opposite sex ? these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the "nature" of college. But the real nature of college is hidden in plain sight: it's flowing out of the keg, it's woven into the mascots on our T-shirts. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of "campus ecology," The Nature of College explores one day in the life of the average student, questioning what "natural" is and what "common sense" is really good for and weighing the collective impacts of the everyday. In the end, this fascinating, highly original book rediscovers and repurposes the great and timeless opportunity presented by college: to study the American way of life, and to develop a more sustainable, better way to live.

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  • Adventures in the Anthropocene
    Adventures in the Anthropocene (English, Hardback) Gaia Vince

    We all know our planet is in crisis, and that it is largely our fault. But all too often the full picture of change is obstructed by dense data sets and particular catastrophes. Struggling with this obscurity in her role as an editor atNature, Gaia Vince decided to travel the world and see for herself what life is really like for people on the frontline of this new reality. What she found was a...

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  • Let Him Go
    Let Him Go (English, Paperback) Larry Watson

    A retired sheriff and his wife go after their young grandson in a riveting tale of familial love and its unexpected consequences. Let Him Go, Larry Watson's ninth book, returns to big sky country in mid-century America but, with the pervasive menace of a small town family gone wrong and a shocking and deadly ending, this novel charts new territory for the author and provides a powerful dose of...

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  • Transforming a Rape Culture
    Transforming a Rape Culture (English, Paperback) Emilie Buchwald

    Originally published in 1993, this pioneering anthology is a powerful polemic for fundamental cultural change: the transformation of basic attitudes about power, gender, race, and sexuality. This edition adds new pieces on Internet pornography, the role of sports in sexual violence, and rape as a calculated instrument of war. The diverse contributors, which include bell hooks, Andrea Dworkin, Michael Messner, Yvette Flores, and Ntozake Shange, are activists, opinion leaders, theologians, policymakers, educators, and authors of both genders who tackle such hot-button issues as pornography and the intersection of race and rape. The book's statistics have been thoroughly updated, as have essays about sexual violence in K-12 schools and in the church. New pieces from within America's immigrant communities depict struggles with domestic violence, sexual harassment, and community stigmas against reporting rape. This violence, not limited to one race, creed, or nationality, has its roots in cultural biases that are still much in need of change.

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  • The Art of Writing
    The Art of Writing (English, Paperback) Lu Chi

    Written in 200 C.E., the Wen Fu is one of the first Chinese works about the use of language. Discussing the joys and problems that face both writer and reader, it is for those who wish to engage the art of letters at its deepest level. "These timeless poems delve into the heart of writing." - Cleveland Plain Dealer Poet

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