July 2021

Unsolaced

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Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307911797
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

 

Very much a bookend to her first book, the 1985 memoir Solace of Open Spaces set in Wyoming where she came to make her home, Ehrlich’s new work is much darker for she’s witness to the calamitous effects of climate change on the distant places and people she’s come to love over the past decades, from Greenland to Japan to Africa. In the end it’s a book not without hope as it is also a story of resilience , renewal, and once again, love.

Dale


Counting Descent

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781938912658
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Published: Write Bloody Publishing - August 1st, 2016

Smith's How The Word Is Passed is flying off the shelves, so why not complement it with his debut poetry collection? Counting Descent feels like canon to me and I'm thrilled to see it reprinted. Come find me after you've processed Clint's instructions for cardboard boxes, I'm still recovering.

Caleb


Ultimate Micro-RPG Book

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The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book: 40 Fast, Easy, and Fun Tabletop Games (The Ultimate RPG Guide Series ) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781507212868
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Published: Adams Media - December 8th, 2020

Whether you want bodega cats defending the block from evil, steampunk zombie-cyborgs seeking redemption, or two stars slowly circling towards each other and their inevitable doom, there's a game here for you. They range in complexity and gameplay, from a complex tarot-card based system to simply rolling a six-sided die. Each one is only a page long. A perfect way to spend a summer afternoon!

Shana


I Believe I'll Go Back Home

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I Believe I'll Go Back Home: Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781625345653
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Published: Bright Leaf - May 28th, 2021

I Believe I'll Go Back Home is an excellent survey of the function and traditions of folk music in New England (starting with what little we have left of the traditions that predate colonization) and how those made Boston and Cambridge fertile ground for the birth of the Folk Revival of the late 1950s into the 1960s. There is such a rich musical history in New England that gets obfuscated because it didn't birth the major American music genres of today, but its contribution is not small. Curren's fast-paced and readable history colored in this opaque backstory and brought to life the cultural movement that percolated in clubs and coffeehouses on streets I know and love. 

Meaghan


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