Genres: Historical Fiction, Nature, Poetry, History, Gardening, Short Stories

Favorite Authors: Terry Tempest Williams, Ann Patchett, Wendell Berry, Wallace Stegner

Favorite Books: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Birds of America by Lorrie Moore,Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner


The Faraway Nearby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125495
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy - a fitting companion to Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374253974
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Published: MCD - October 24th, 2017

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, NPR, GQ, The Economist, Bookforum, Amazon, and Lit Hub

The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan--by the Japan correspondent of The Times (London) and author of People Who Eat Darkness

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By Matt De La Pena, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524740917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018


" A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving."--People

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ISBN: 9781501165139
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Published: Atria Books - November 28th, 2017

Through the richly intertwined narratives of two women from different generations, Ashley Hay, known for her "elegant prose, which draws warm and textured portraits as it celebrates the web of human stories" (New York Times Book Review) weaves an intricate, bighearted tale of the many small decisions--the invisible moments--that come to make a life.

The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399184949
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

An eye-opening look inside pre-K in America and what it will take to give all children the best start in school possible.

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ISBN: 9780062690968
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Published: Harper - February 6th, 2018

Two brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power in this riveting debut novel--a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor, set in the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia--reminiscent of Philipp Meyer's The Son and the novels of Cormac McCarthy.

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ISBN: 9781941040706
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Published: Tin House Books - August 1st, 2017

At the age of sixty, Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable: she now weighs less than her neighbor's retriever. As her body weakens, she describes the experience--the vulnerability and strength, the courage and humility, the anger and acceptance--of knowing she will soon die.

Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451477545
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2018

The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago.

And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin.

The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451499431
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Published: Harmony - October 17th, 2017

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.

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ISBN: 9781616207823
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 7th, 2017


"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do." --Dan Rather

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ISBN: 9781524733155
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 6th, 2017

New York Times Best Seller
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus, The Washington Post, Newsday, and the Hudson Group

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ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

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ISBN: 9780763692759
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man's false imprisonment for murder -- and those who fought to free him.

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ISBN: 9780674660342
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 11th, 2016

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War--a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both nations.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544102767
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Published: Mariner Books - August 6th, 2013