Red Paint

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Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640094147
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Published: Counterpoint - March 8th, 2022

There are as many ways to heal as there are to be broken, as many ways to be strong as there are challenges to face. Lapointe's memoir of trauma, relationships, punk rock, and heritage is the powerful story of a woman defining and redefining herself into the person whose life would honor her ancestors, thrive in her present, and stride strongly into her future.


The Treeline

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ISBN: 9781250270238
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 15th, 2022

This book is an act of sustained attention - which is to say love - that is dynamically detailed, refreshingly holistic, and deeply urgent. Rawlence names capitalism explicitly as the engine of climate destruction, and names indigenous knowledge and lifeways as the means to human survival. The prose is clear and beautiful, and Rawlence is unashamed to admit to his own fear and dread in the face of an irreversibly changed planet; but he doesn't give in to that fear, nor does he give readers the easy out of doomer pessimism. Instead, The Treeline urges us to transmute despair into hope and action.


An Island Garden

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By Celia Thaxter, Childe Hassam (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781567926439
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 27th, 2019

I'm a plant lover, grower, and gardener, but I have never really thought of myself as a garden writing reader. Then Robin and Dale introduced me to the Victorian writings of Celia Thaxter. I was immediately struck with the calming and eloquent writing. Despite the time she was writing, her writing is lyrical and not flowery or weedy. A huge garden on a quiet island off the coast of Maine: my new mental retreat when I need some internal calm.


God is Here

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God Is Here: Reimagining the Divine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250764492
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - March 8th, 2022

I always looked forward to Rabbi Toba's stories and speeches when I went to synagogue growing up. When I saw she had a book coming out, I was immediately delighted and then unsurprised to find she's just as poignant and interesting written as she is speaking. Her metaphors about God and related spiritual practices are refreshing and interesting, good for non-believers or believers, as well as anyone else curious about the Divine.



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ISBN: 9781984818324
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 7th, 2020

You need to read this book. I don't care who you are, but if you're living in year three of a pandemic and have even an iota of connection to the world (I wouldn't blame you if you've checked out) you need to read this book. Emily and Amelia Nagoski have created a book that brings you through actual real things you can do to help yourself feel less burnt out even when you can't change the world around you. I am not a self help book person, but even before I finished this book I found myself flipping back to passages, annotating the parts I needed the most, and quoting it to those around me. I know for a fact I will be reading it again.


The Disordered Cosmos

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ISBN: 9781541724709
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 9th, 2021

Come for the particle physics, stay for the treatise on how racism and sexism have been as pervasive in science as in everything else. A beautiful, brilliant, necessary book.


How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them

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ISBN: 9780593137789
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Published: Crown - January 11th, 2022

Walters, a leading political scientist and an expert on civil wars around the globe, shows how a civil war in the United States will look very different than it did in the 1860s and argues that it may have already begun. Take heart, though? because she provides a roadmap for rallying and resistance.  An urgent, imperative read.


Star Child

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Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler experienced an American childhood that shaped her into the groundbreaking science-fiction storyteller whose novels continue to challenge and delight readers fifteen years after her death.


Orwell's Roses

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ISBN: 9780593083369
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Published: Viking - October 19th, 2021

That Orwell was a gardener may come as a surprise to many. Even more so the idea, as Solnit so clearly and elegantly shows, his close observation of the natural world and the beauty he found there was central to his humanistic vision and was reflected in all he wrote.



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ISBN: 9780593312728
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Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 2021

This reads more like a memoir in essays than a collection of cultural criticism. By delving into certain pieces of pop culture, King reveals the way “low culture” makes an indelible mark on us. From her introduction to Hot Topic as an antidote to the popular clique, to the bond she shares with her father over Jersey Shore, these “love letters” argue that just because something isn’t “good” doesn’t mean they aren’t perfect.



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