Vicki (2022)

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Riverman: An American Odyssey Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780451494009
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

I thrive on reading books that take place on a river and rejoice in the beauty in the kindness and curiosity of strangers, as much as I do in the beauty and kindness of rivers. "Riverman" is New Yorker magazine staff writer Ben McGrath’s precisely well-researched account of folk-hero Dick Conant, who spent over 20 years solo canoeing American rivers before he disappeared. A fascinating tale about an even more fascinating man — thank you Ben McGrath for writing this book.


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The Hurting Kind Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

Absolutely lovely poetry that reads like a love letter to our flying feathered friends. Not entirely poems about birds, the entire collection exquisitely touches on grief and pain as well as the beauty to be found in nature.


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Unlikely Animals: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593160220
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 12th, 2022

This rather delightful novel is told through the "Greek chorus" voices of some of the deceased townspeople buried in the small New Hampshire town's cemetery. Despite the underlying story being about the devastation on the town from the opioid crisis, the "Greek chorus" provides humor to this story about a dysfunctional family and how compassion heals in spite of how life can be a living hell.


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Conversations Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335425720
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Published: Hanover Square Press - March 8th, 2022

Composer Steve Reich, pioneer of the 1960s minimalist movement and a legend in the world of contemporary classical music, sat down with fellow composers, colleagues, and musicians to reflect on his career and how his work had impact on theirs. I found these conversations absolutely captivating — to the point that, while reading the book, I was compelled to listen to each piece of Reich’s beautifully mesmerizing music as it was being discussed.


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Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780472132973
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Published: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL - September 14th, 2021

This book of essays is the loveliest love letter to the State of Michigan I have ever read. Writer Jerry Dennis grew up and continues to live in the Traverse City area, what we Michiganders refer to as “Up North.” His descriptions of the rivers, lakes, and woods he has spent his lifetime fishing, playing in, and camping in and canoeing on took my breath away. The four chapters illuminate on each season in which Jerry Dennis creates picture-perfect images for the reader to ride with, as he eloquently details the sights and sounds of Michigan’s seasons. If you’ve never been Up North, become curious by reading this book. I assure you that you will find it necessary to get up there as soon as possible. Jerry Dennis doesn’t give away any of the exact locations he writes about . . . you’ll have to discover your own special spots to put to memory and to return to once you’ve become hooked, which, I also assure you, you will be!


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Conversations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335425720
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Published: Hanover Square Press - March 8th, 2022

Composer Steve Reich, pioneer of the 1960s minimalist movement and a legend in the world of contemporary classical music, sat down with fellow composers, colleagues, and musicians to reflect on his career and how his work had impact on theirs. I found these conversations absolutely captivating — to the point that, while reading the book, I was compelled to listen to each piece of Reich’s beautifully mesmerizing music as it was being discussed.


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Forest Walking: Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771643313
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Published: Greystone Books - April 26th, 2022

An enchanting lesson on what to discover in a forest and how to uncover those discoveries. Tree expert-supreme Peter Wohlleben, has teamed up with his longtime editor, Jane Billinghurst, to write their first book together in which they reveal how to be a “forest detective.” They explain why everything laying on the forest floor and hanging from and attached to trees is connected to each other. Using all your senses, you’ll learn how to identify and unearth teeming life from the largest tree to the smallest organism that lives within a forest’s ecosystem by seeing, smelling, feeling, and even tasting. A delightful book.


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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419750403
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Published: Abrams Press - April 13th, 2021

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Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982166724
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Published: Atria Books - December 7th, 2021

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These Precious Days: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063092785
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Published: Harper - November 23rd, 2021

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The Dolphin House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609457846
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Published: Europa Editions - April 5th, 2022

An historical novel based on the true story of the “dolphin house” experiment that took place in 1965 on St. Thomas. Cora, fed up with life as she knows it in the States, moves to the island and happens upon four dolphins being held in captivity in a lagoon by a crazed scientist, Dr. Blum. Cora’s curiosity leads her to “play” with the dolphins, while at the same time she realizes Dr. Blum is conducting cruel and painful experiments on the dolphins brains. He sees that she is connecting to the dolphins and hires her to teach the dolphins human language. Using her own research methodology, Cora’s work became one of the most intriguing experiments in modern science, though with controversy and a scandal surrounding it. A riveting read that led me to research the facts and true story around the dolphin house and the woman who dedicated herself to speaking with dolphins.


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The Violin Conspiracy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593315415
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Published: Anchor - February 1st, 2022

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Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

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Another America/Otra America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541600386
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Published: Seal Press - February 22nd, 2022

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There's a Ghost In This House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593466186
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Published: Philomel Books - November 2nd, 2021

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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

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The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735222359
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Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

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Still Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593330753
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 2nd, 2021

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Vagabond: Venice Beach, Slab City and Points in Between Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771622981
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Published: Douglas & McIntyre - March 15th, 2022

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The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780800738372
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Published: Fleming H. Revell Company - January 4th, 2022

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On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
By Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984859150
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 5th, 2021

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Scarlet in Blue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593183465
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Published: Dutton - March 8th, 2022

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The Christie Affair: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250274618
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 1st, 2022

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Artists in Residence: Seventeen Artists and Their Living Spaces, from Giverny to Casa Azul Cover Image
By Melissa Wyse, Kate Lewis (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781452179674
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 2nd, 2021

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The Women of the Copper Country: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982109592
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Published: Atria Books - July 7th, 2020

Awarded the 2021-2022 Michigan Humanities Great Read.

This historical novel recaptures the story of 25-year old Annie Clements, the woman who lead the 1913 Calumet, Michigan miners strike, standing up for the miners and their families who were heinously and blatantly abused by the company. This is not a happy read, but it’s an important one. If you don’t know about the strike and the horrific fire that changed the lives of the entire community, if you don’t know about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula copper mining industry (giving that part of the UP the moniker “Copper Country”) that brought great wealth to the UP and made boatloads of money for the greedy, heartless capitalist president of the Calumet and Hecla Copper Mining Company, then this book will open your eyes to a part of Michigan’s history that is, simply, a shame but an important history lesson.