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THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS

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The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062313775
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Published: Ecco Press - June 23rd, 2015

The inaugural poet Blanco’s memoir of his childhood in Miami is both a quintessentially American immigrant family story and his own singular story of his awakening to his identity as a young gay man. Warm, tenderhearted, and often hilarious, Blanco captures the unique essence of the Cuban exile community in which he grew up.

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The Soul of an Octopus

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ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

So much more of our planet is covered by salt water it should be called Ocean, not Earth. By far the biota of the sea is greater than of land yet much remains unknown about life under the waves.  In a book that’s a delight to read Montgomery introduces us to the remarkable octopus, not the monster of the deep to be feared, but a wondrously intelligent, fascinating creature with real personality.

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THE NARROW EDGE

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The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300185195
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Published: Yale University Press - April 28th, 2015

Deborah Cramer has literally traveled the length of the globe following the odyssey of the red knot, a medium size shorebird that amazingly annually migrates from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego and back. While prodigiously researched, Cramer gives us a very personal, closeup look at the fragility of our increasingly threatened coastal ecosystem.

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Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville West and the Creation of a Garden

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ISBN: 9781250060051
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 4th, 2014

Borrowing generously from Sackville-West’s own writings, Sarah Raven gives us a detailed look at the creation of the famous garden in Kent. Though bear in mind southeastern England is not Massachusetts, you’ll still want to keep a notebook handy to jot down all the plants you’ll want to add to your own garden.A perfect antidote for our horrible winter.

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Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”

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Cathedral: An Illness and a Healing

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ISBN: 9781888889758
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Published: Pushcart Press - October 1st, 2014

I am not a Christian let alone do I believe (or even care) whether a God exists or not. But like Bill Henderson, I do believe there are sacred places in this world and the Blue Hill Peninsula is among them.This book chronicles Bill’s construction by hand of a “cathedral” on his land built with local stone over a period of years during which he also is diagnosed, then battles a life-threatening cancer. The spirit of the place and the people who dwell there help to make this memoir both moving and memorable.

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The Gardener's Garden

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By Toby Musgrave (Contribution by), Madison Cox (Introduction by), Bill Noble (Contribution by)
$79.95
ISBN: 9780714867472
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 27th, 2014

A terrific gift for the gardening friend who has all the reference books they need. The Gardener’s Garden is both encyclopedic and international in scope filled with illustrations and explanatory text about the world’s most interesting and important gardens. A source for inspiration, for potential travel destinations, or just for dreaming.


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Seeking the Cave

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Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313461
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 21st, 2014

Thirty years after first encountering the poems of Han-shan, better known here as Cold Mountain, James Lenfestey makes a pilgrimage of sorts to the reputed hillside cave in China where Han-Shan lived as a hermit centuries ago. With Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) as his guide he visits along the way shrines of other important poets and Buddhist temples all the while documenting his journey in both prose and verse.Dale


The Zhivago Affair

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The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307908001
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 17th, 2014

The Zhivago Affair brings to light the involvement of the CIA in the distribution of Pasternak’s epic novel in the USSR which had banned its publication, an involvement which would likely have profoundly disturbed Pasternak had he known about it. But this book tells us much more than just that episode of Doctor Zhivago’s history. It’s really a fuller biographical portrait of the Nobel Prize winning author and a fascinating history of the writing and publication of this his most renowned work undertaken during Stalin’s repressive regime.

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