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Legends of a Common Stream

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781625345813
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Published: Bright Leaf - April 30th, 2021

 

Mitchell returns to Beaver Brook and the environs of Scratch Flat, the setting for several of his earlier, perhaps best-known works, musing about the myths and legends from a wide range of global traditions that have connected peoples with the land. In passages of pure poetry he once again shows us we need look no further than our own backyard to rekindle that relationship with the natural world.

 

Dale


Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias

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Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms (Floret Farms x Chronicle Books) Cover Image
By Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai (With), Chris Benzakein (By (photographer)), Jill Jorgensen (With)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452181752
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 9th, 2021

 

Dahlias are a trendy flower, but with so many different varieties, colors, and shapes, it's easy to see how incredible they are. This book is an excellent guide to planting, growing, and harvesting dahlias, with beautiful photos to boot. If you're local and are interested in planting from tubers in the future, be sure to check out the family-owned and operated FiveFork Farms in Upton, MA.

Heather


Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog

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By Eugene O'Neill, Adrienne Yorinks (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780805061703
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 29th, 1999

 

An elegy for all the dogs who have loved and been loved. Reading this little book will bring joy through the memories and tears for the loss but all in honor of each and every extremely distinguished dog you have known, and especially for Maxie, our wonderful and beloved bookstore dog.

Megan


Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780593139752
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 23rd, 2021

 

This is the perfect gift for a recent graduate. Full of great quotes from famous commencement speakers like Neil Gaiman, David Foster Wallace, Spike Lee, Gloria Steinem, John Waters, Barack Obama and Oprah, it's both inspiring and yet amusing. This charming book relays all the wisdom of those eloquent commencement speakers into sage advice for grads of all ages. 

Nathan


Crying in H Mart

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ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

 

When Michelle goes into HMart, the packages, ingredients, and relationships of other customers remind her of her mother. With food as a catalyst, Michelle examines her complex relationship with her mother: the expectations, love, and friction. You'll cry as Michelle recounts her mother's slow death by cancer, and drool over her descriptions of food. Michelle (indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast) will make you cry, question, and crave with her rich, emotional memoir.

Marika


Goodbye, Again

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ISBN: 9780062880857
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2021

 

Jonny Sun has the amazing ability to write about anxiety in a way that makes you feel settled, and loneliness in a way that makes you feel less alone. From scrambled eggs to plants to jazz to the end of the world, these illustrated essays are deeply personal but encompass the universal. They made me laugh, cry, contemplate life, and breathe a little deeper.

Kate


The Radiant Lives of Animals

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ISBN: 9780807047927
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Published: Beacon Press - October 13th, 2020

I was torn between staff-picking this and Stefano Mancuso's fascinating new book, The Nation of Plants. (You should really pick them both up for a great pairing of books to make you contemplate the wonder & wisdom of intelligences other than our own.) In the end, Linda Hogan's writing won out--both earthy and elegant, and full of passages that I've dogeared to read for the rest of my life. Happy spring!

Kate


Women and Other Monsters

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ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021

In Women and Other Monsters, Jess Zimmerman explores the mythological and cultural ways that women have been portrayed as monsters, particularly in the Greek pantheon. We are Gorgons, who turn men to stone with our ugliness; we are Charybdis, murderous and unseemly in our hunger; in all the ways we are unideal, we are monstrous. Zimmerman’s experience and her articulation of it was so crisp and felt so real. This book made me feel deeply seen and more at ease with my own monstrosity.

Meaghan


The Bookseller of Florence

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ISBN: 9780802158529
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 13th, 2021

Equally as important in the development of Western culture as the explosion of creativity in the visual arts based on ancient models we now call the Renaissance, was a similar rediscovery and dissemination of classical knowledge in the literary arts. Rich in detail of the political, religious, and commercial culture of this time, King focuses on the story of Vespasiano da Bisticci, essential to the creation of this new book culture in Florence as both producer of finely bound manuscripts and bookseller to the patrons of some of the greatest libraries of the day, whose career apex coincides with the development of the printed book that forever changed how knowledge spread across the world.

Dale


Sometimes People March

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By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

A great reminder of our civic duty and right to protest and gather, for kids and parents alike. Beautifully illustrated, this explanation of past and current movements includes children in  creating our shared vision of a brighter future.

Rachel


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