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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.

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Legends of a Common Stream

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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.

 

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The Bookseller of Florence

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The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance Cover Image
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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.

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Endpapers

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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802158253
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 2nd, 2021

Endpapers is a thoroughly captivating book that at first seems to be a family
memoir but is really an extraordinary look at the intellectual milieu of 20th
century German literary culture and its collision with the historical upheavals of the first half of the century. Wolff continues the story postwar delving into the complexities of how those upheavals play out in the dynamics of his own family.

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A Year in Nature

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A Year In Nature: A Memoir of Solace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733653435
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Published: Green Writers Press - May 7th, 2020

 

Cambridge resident Clare Walker Leslie’s latest book is a selection from the nature journals she has kept for many years arranged to follow our year-long journey around our Sun. With her keen eye for observation and delightful sketches and watercolors she inspires us to slow down enough to savor the world around us.

 

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Between the Rocks and the Stars

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Between the Rocks and the Stars: Narratives in Natural History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826522757
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - April 15th, 2020

Daubert’s new book is a collection of wonders. Each short chapter details the extraordinarily complex web of connections all forms of life have evolved to sustain themselves and reproduce, each more incredible than the next.

 

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Michelangelo: God’s Architect

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Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691195490
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 19th, 2019

 

William E. Wallace’s lifetime of research clearly informs this wonderfully written account of the last two decades of Michelangelo’s life when he designs and directs the construction of the new St. Peter’s in Rome. Wallace convincingly immerses you what is was like to live in sixteenth -century Rome as well as providing great insight into the genius of Michelangelo’s artistry. 

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Order of Imagination

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Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker Cover Image
By Sarah Kennel (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780875772400
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Published: Peabody Essex Museum - August 26th, 2019

 

I’ve been following the work of Olivia Parker ever since David R. Godine published the first book of her work, Signs of Life, in 1978. If you didn’t see her career retrospective at the Peabody Essex Museum this fall, you’re too late. You missed an amazing exhibition, but you can still enjoy this catalog of that show

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