Orion on the Dunes

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ISBN: 9781567925494
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 1st, 2016

An illuminating biography on Henry Beston, author of The Outermost House. A prolific contributor to 20th century naturalism and conservationist movement, Beston is often rightly compared to nature writers Henry David Thoreau and Rachel Carson. Payne's writing, while comprehensive, is not academic, and makes for an enjoyable read about this extraordinary man.


March Trilogy

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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781603093958
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 6th, 2016

A master class in civil disobedience by a legend of the civil rights era. This is the story of how you make a better America. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, but this book is for everyone, young, old, and in between.


Ava's Man

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ISBN: 9780375724442
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2002

Rick Bragg masterfully weaves together anecdotes about a true Southern legend—his grandfather. Capturing both the trials and the joys of his grandfather’s life, Bragg illumines the backwoods of north Georgia & Alabama during the Great Depression. Brawler, moonshiner, roofer, & lover, Charlie Bundrum was larger than life, adored by many & feared by most. It’s a gritty story, but also one of devotion & tenderness.


Rosalie Lightning

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ISBN: 9781250049940
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 12th, 2016

A stunning new graphic memoir of loss and grief. Tom Hart (Hutch Owen) and Leela Corman (Unterzakhn) are two cartoonists on the brink of financial ruin, planning a new start in Gainesville--until all their plans are blown apart by the abrupt death of their two-year-old daughter. This book wrecked me for days.


Something New

In her newest memoir, Lucy Knisley chronicles her experiences dealing with the wedding industry and all the social and cultural expectations around getting married. It's humorous and heartwarming, combining memoir, DIY, and criticism in one thoroughly enjoyable read -- especially if you're a 20- or 30-something with a mailbox full of invites.

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ISBN: 9781626722491
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Published: First Second - May 3rd, 2016

The Indian

Told in scraps of memories, visceral experiences, and excerpts from psychological reports, Jón recounts his childhood from an evolving perspective. Though isolated, and constantly pushed away (by family, schoolmates, friends) because of his strangeness, little Jón has admirable verve while retrospective Jón makes sure we laugh at the most dismal situations (setting a bedroom on fire, Dad's stinking barrel of fermenting meat and fish parts).

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By Jón Gnarr, Lytton Smith (Translator)
ISBN: 9781941920121
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - May 5th, 2015

My Year of Running Dangerously

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ISBN: 9780399175473
Published: Blue Rider Press - October 6th, 2015

One man's (somewhat) harebrained decision to train for a marathon with his 18-year-old daughter results in a rekindled love for his family, running, and life. Foreman's prose is light hearted, funny, and informative. It's almost enough to make me want to get back on the trail myself!




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