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  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    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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  • A Year in the Wilderness by Amy Freeman
    A Year in the Wilderness (English, Hardback) Amy Freeman, Dave Freeman

    "In an age when humans are more disconnected from nature than ever, the future of our species and the ecosystems that support us will be endangered if wilderness is lost. Wilderness nourishes us and is the North Star guiding us toward a sustainable future. We must not lose sight of its value, and we must speak loudly for these quiet places."--Back cover.

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  • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
    Indian Horse (English, Paperback) Richard Wagamese

    "[Wagamese] is such a master of empathy . . . that what Saul discovers becomes something the reader learns, as well, shocking and alien, valuable and true." --JANE SMILEY

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  • Things That Are by Amy Leach
    Things That Are (English, Paperback) Amy Leach, Nate Christopherson

    From the cosmic to the quotidian, this collection of essays by Amy Leach asks us to reconsider our kinship with the wild world....

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  • Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon
    Bright Dead Things (English, Paperback) Ada Limon

    ""Bright Dead Things" examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately disorderly, and marvelous, and ours"--

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  • The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham
    The Home Place (English, Paperback) J. Drew Lanham

    "A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape. Thoughtful, sincere, wise, and beautiful."--Helen Macdonald

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  • Feverland by Alex Lemon
    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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  • Black Dog, Black Night by Paul Hoover
    Black Dog, Black Night (English, Paperback) Paul Hoover

    The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam's diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories into a Vietnamese poetic tradition marked by vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and inventive forms. Included here are 17 postmodern and experimental Vietnamese poets, including the founding editor of Skanky Possum magazine, as well as American poets of Vietnamese descent.

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  • The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag
    The Blue Sky (English, Paperback) Galsan Tschinag

    In the Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, the nomadic Tuvan people's ancient way of life is colliding with the relentless influence of the modern world. For a young shepherd boy, the confrontation comes in stages. First, his older siblings leave to attend a distant boarding school. Then, his beloved grandmother dies, taking with her a profound link to the tribe's traditions and their connection to the land. But the cruelest blow is struck when his dog ? ?all that was left to me? ? dies after eating poison the boy's father set out to protect the herd from wolves. In despair, he begs the Heavenly Blue Sky for answers, but is met with only the mute wind. Tschinag, the first and only member of the Tuvan to use a written language to tell stories, weaves a lyrical account of his people and their traditions.

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  • Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance by Fady Joudah
    Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance (English, Paperback) Fady Joudah

    ?Few books of American poetry seem to me as essential as this one. These poems blaze into the visionary.? ?MARY SZYBIST

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  • Transforming a Rape Culture by Emilie Buchwald
    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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  • Perfect by Natasha Friend
    Perfect (English, Paperback) Natasha Friend

    Thirteen-year-old Isabelle Lee struggles with an eating disorder while dealing with a turbulent home life and social pressures at school. The author brings a depth of characterization, humor, and a real adolescent's voice to this multileveled story about the desire to be perfect in an imperfect world.

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  • Under a Wild Sky by William Souder
    Under a Wild Sky (English, Paperback) William Souder

    John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America, the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent's birdlife. And yet few people understand, and many assume incorrectly, what sort of man he was. How did the illegitimate son of a French sea captain living in Haiti, who lied both about his parentage and his training, rise to become one of the...

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  • Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo
    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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  • Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams
    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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  • Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
    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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  • The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham
    The Home Place (English, Hardback) J. Drew Lanham

    "A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape. Thoughtful, sincere, wise, and beautiful."-Helen Macdonald

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  • A Marriage Book by James P Lenfestey
    A Marriage Book (English, Paperback) James P Lenfestey

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  • Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
    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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  • Hell's Bottom, Colorado by Laura Pritchett
    Hell's Bottom, Colorado (English, Paperback) Laura Pritchett

    Winner of the Milkweek National Fiction Prize, in this collection of linked short stories, Laura Pritchett balances gritty material with genuine warmth and understanding of character. Hell's Bottom is more than a ranch. Home to Renny, one of those women who prefers ?a little Hell swirled with their Heaven,? and her husband, Ben, who's ?gotten used to smoothing over Renny's excesses,? the ranch has been the site of births and deaths of both cattle and children, as well as moments of amazing harmony and clear vision. A day of haying turns violent in ?A New Name Each Day,? while in ?Rattlesnake Fire,? Ben and his estranged sister must decide whether to put aside their differences to save families trapped by a forest fire. In Pritchett's masterful hands, the western landscape becomes a zone of familial crisis and, sometimes, transcendence.

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