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Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville West and the Creation of a Garden

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$34.99
ISBN: 9781250060051
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 4th, 2014

Borrowing generously from Sackville-West’s own writings, Sarah Raven gives us a detailed look at the creation of the famous garden in Kent. Though bear in mind southeastern England is not Massachusetts, you’ll still want to keep a notebook handy to jot down all the plants you’ll want to add to your own garden.A perfect antidote for our horrible winter.

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Travels with Epicurus

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”

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Cathedral: An Illness and a Healing

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$22.00
ISBN: 9781888889758
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Published: Pushcart Press - October 2014

I am not a Christian let alone do I believe (or even care) whether a God exists or not. But like Bill Henderson, I do believe there are sacred places in this world and the Blue Hill Peninsula is among them.This book chronicles Bill’s construction by hand of a “cathedral” on his land built with local stone over a period of years during which he also is diagnosed, then battles a life-threatening cancer. The spirit of the place and the people who dwell there help to make this memoir both moving and memorable.

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The Gardener's Garden

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By Toby Musgrave (Contributions by), Madison Cox (Introduction by), Bill Noble (Contributions by), Lindsey Taylor (Contributions by)
$79.95
ISBN: 9780714867472
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 27th, 2014

A terrific gift for the gardening friend who has all the reference books they need. The Gardener’s Garden is both encyclopedic and international in scope filled with illustrations and explanatory text about the world’s most interesting and important gardens. A source for inspiration, for potential travel destinations, or just for dreaming.


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Seeking the Cave

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313461
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 21st, 2014

Thirty years after first encountering the poems of Han-shan, better known here as Cold Mountain, James Lenfestey makes a pilgrimage of sorts to the reputed hillside cave in China where Han-Shan lived as a hermit centuries ago. With Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) as his guide he visits along the way shrines of other important poets and Buddhist temples all the while documenting his journey in both prose and verse.Dale


The Zhivago Affair

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780307908001
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 17th, 2014

The Zhivago Affair brings to light the involvement of the CIA in the distribution of Pasternak’s epic novel in the USSR which had banned its publication, an involvement which would likely have profoundly disturbed Pasternak had he known about it. But this book tells us much more than just that episode of Doctor Zhivago’s history. It’s really a fuller biographical portrait of the Nobel Prize winning author and a fascinating history of the writing and publication of this his most renowned work undertaken during Stalin’s repressive regime.

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Mantle of Command

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780547775241
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 13th, 2014

Mantle of Command is a masterful re-examination of the under appreciated but pivotal role played by FDR in all the Allied strategic decisions in World War II. With fascinating detail Hamilton compelling narrates how FDR, often at odds with Churchill and his own generals, skillfully maneuvers the Allies to yield to his vision of the best way to achieve victory, a victory that was by no means assured in the early days of the war. Dale


New Life, New Instructions

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$23.00
ISBN: 9781400069545
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Published: Random House - April 2014

Caldwell gives us another installment of memoir, here confronting her physical deterioration resulting from her childhood polio and the grief of yet another personal loss, this time the death of her mother. But passage through these crises brings unexpected transformations. What makes her prose so compelling is the depth of feeling she brings to her clear-eyed observations of self.

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