Madeleine Blais, To the New Owners

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais's in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha's Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. A little more than two miles down a poorly marked one-lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack--it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. 

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ISBN: 9780802126573
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 4th, 2017

Anne Michaud, Why They Stay

Why They Stay explores the possible reasoning and motivation of wives who stay with their politician-husbands after they cheat. Hillary Clinton couldn't have known in 1998 how her husband's high-profile philandering would play out. Would he be rehabilitated in the public eye? She took the gamble.

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By Anne Michaud, Bonnie Britt (Editor), Janet Michaud (Cover Design by)
ISBN: 9780997663310
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Published: Ogunquit-NY Press - March 14th, 2017

Mark Schneider, Gerry Studds

Representative Gerry Studds served the Massachusetts South Shore, Cape Cod, and New Bedford congressional district from 1973 to 1997. During his first decade in the House he helped pass legislation that protected American fishermen from overfishing by international boats and limited President Ronald Reagan's wars in Central America.

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ISBN: 9781625342850
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - June 8th, 2017

Marianne Leone, Ma Speaks Up

Marianne Leone’s Ma is in many senses a larger-than-life character, one who might be capable, even from the afterlife, of shattering expectations. Born on a farm in Italy, Linda finds her way to the United States under dark circumstances, having escaped a forced marriage to a much older man, and marries a good Italian boy.

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ISBN: 9780807060049
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Published: Beacon Press - April 25th, 2017

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 1st, 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.

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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


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