Robert Thorson, The Boatman

The Boatman gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene epoch. As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized that he himself--a land surveyor by trade--was as complicit in these transformations as the bankers, lawyers, builders, landowners, and elected officials who were his clients.

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ISBN: 9780674545090
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 24th, 2017

Philip Smucker, Riding with George

Long before George Washington was a president or general, he was a sportsman. At six feet two inches with a penchant for rambunctious horse riding, what he lacked in formal schooling he made up for in physical strength, skill, and ambition.

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ISBN: 9781613736050
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Published: Chicago Review Press - July 2017

Alexis Chute, Expecting Sunshine

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her "Year of Distraction." She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together.

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ISBN: 9781631521744
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Published: She Writes Press - April 18th, 2017

Patricia Illingworth & Wendy Parmet, The Health of Newcomers

Immigration and health care are hotly debated and contentious issues. Policies that relate to both issues to the health of newcomers often reflect misimpressions about immigrants, and their impact on health care systems.

The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814789216
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Published: New York University Press - January 24th, 2017

Peter Brannen, The Ends of the World

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offering us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future.

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062364807
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Published: Ecco Press - June 13th, 2017

Beth Macy & Alysia Abbott

This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Literary District.

The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. 

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316337540
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 18th, 2016

Jamie Bartlett, Radicals Chasing Utopia

Within each society are sub-cultures--groups that believe that our problems require radical solutions. Journalist Jamie Bartlett, an expert on these groups, takes readers into the strange worlds of the innovators, disrupters, idealists, and extremists who think we can do better, and believe they know how.

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ISBN: 9781568589862
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Published: Nation Books - June 13th, 2017

A.V. Crofts, Meet Me at the Bamboo Table

In our ever-more-globalized world, how better to connect than with food, and who better to connect us than a chowhound communications professor? A.V. Crofts has spent decades eating (and learning) her way around the world. She's studied in China, taught in Italy, and conducted humanitarian communications trainings in war-torn Sudan. Here, she traces a lifetime of meals across states and continents for the ways that food ties us together.

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ISBN: 9781634059602
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Published: Chin Music - October 4th, 2016

Deepak Singh, How May I Help You?

In this moving and insightful work, Deepak Singh chronicles his downward mobility as an immigrant to a small town in Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, Singh can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts unfamiliar American mores, from strange idioms to deeply entrenched racism. 

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ISBN: 9780520293311
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Published: University of California Press - February 14th, 2017


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