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Edward Hopper and Cape Ann (Staff Pick)

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Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape By Elliot Bostwick Davis Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847899340
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Published: Rizzoli Electa - May 2nd, 2023

This is the catalog for a recent terrific exhibit (now closed) at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester. The summers Hopper spent in Gloucester were pivotal both in his professional and personal life and it’s fascinating to follow his development as an artist where many of the subjects of his work still exist in our backyard.

- Dale


The Comfort of Crows (Staff Pick)

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The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781954118461
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 24th, 2023

Organized like a devotional prayer book, Renkl’s fifty-two, short meditations closely observing the wonders of nature in her small backyard is a perfect book to daily turn to reconnect with the web of life sustaining us.

- Dale


How To Hide an Empire (Staff Pick)

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How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States By Daniel Immerwahr Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781250251091
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Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2020

Many Americans would be perplexed by the term American Empire but as Daniel Immerwahr points out, prior to World War II, by population the U.S. had the fifth largest empire in the world. With his somewhat sardonic and thoroughly entertaining approach Immerwahr brings to light how the U.S. consolidated its overseas possessions and seeks to assert its global economic, military, and cultural hegemony to this day.

- Dale


Goodbye to Clocks Ticking (Staff Pick)

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Goodbye to Clocks Ticking: How We Live While Dying By Joseph Monninger Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781586423605
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Published: Steerforth - March 14th, 2023

“Call it a postcard from somewhere you will one day visit” is Monniger’s own apt description of this memoir of living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Given a reprieve due to a new drug, with courage Monniger takes us through the range of emotions as he tries to understand what it means to live in his new reality.

- Dale


Everything (Staff Pick)

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Everything By Andrea Cohen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945588686
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Published: Four Way Books - February 15th, 2021

This seventh book by Cohen, who is the Director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series here in Cambridge, is a marvel. The extreme economy of her language combined with a closely focused but slightly askew attention makes each poem a delight.

- Dale


The Darkness Manifesto (Staff Pick)

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The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms that Sustain Life By Johan Eklöf, Elizabeth DeNoma (Translated by) Cover Image
By Johan Eklöf, Elizabeth DeNoma (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781668000892
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Published: Scribner - February 14th, 2023

We’ve all understood light pollution - light from homes, businesses, street lamps, etc. particularly in urban areas - prevents us from seeing what our ancestors routinely saw of the night sky. Eklof shows us the effects of light pollution are infinitely more significant as light is so highly disruptive to the life cycles of countless species critical to the health of planetary ecosystems.

- Dale


Born in Blackness

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Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War By Howard W. French Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324092407
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Published: Liveright - October 25th, 2022

French restores the centrality of Africa to what is often seen as the modern economic and political ascendancy of Europe. Incredibly rich in detail provided by recent scholarship and informed by French’s own contemporary reporting from the region, Born in Blackness helps to forever change how we view the last 700 years of the Trans-Atlantic world.

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Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside

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Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside By Gordon Wilkins, Mark Dion, Christoph Irmscher, Errol Morris, Belinda Rathbone Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780847872282
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Published: Rizzoli Electa - September 13th, 2022

This monograph by notable local artist Rosamond Purcell serves as the catalogue of a spectacular career retrospective exhibition currently taking up the entire 2nd floor of the Addison Gallery in Andover until Dec. 31st. With several insightful essays as well as an interview with the artist, this book stunningly displays the evolution of this remarkable American artist.

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One Hundred Saturdays

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One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World By Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982167226
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2022

Over the course of six years Frank, with much kindness and patience, elicits from Stella Levi her profoundly moving story of the Juderia of Rhodes, a community of Jews who lived on the island for hundreds of years and were brutally deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz in 1943. Frank’s loving portrait of Levi is luminescent.

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Fears of a Setting Sun

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Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders By Dennis C. Rasmussen Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780691241418
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 8th, 2022

It will come as a surprise to many, as it did to me, almost all the Founding Fathers, save Madison, were so disillusioned by what had become of the experiment of the republic they helped create they did not expect it to survive much longer past their lifetimes. Rasmussen explains why.

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