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Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

This fine biography of Rachel Carson should be on every environmentalist's book shelf. Biographer Lear's careful research and respectful prose elucidates Carson's professional and private life with a...

Art and Fear

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Art and Fear is the next best thing to having an art coach. I read it every couple of years. Recommended by Lawrence, Kansas-based landscape painter and printmaker, Lisa Grossman.

Dirt Work

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014

This is a terrific memoir about a small, hesitant woman who, once she learns her "tools," becomes one of the toughest workers on the trail building crew in Glacier National Park, Montana....

Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

STAFF REVIEW: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy GilmanYou don't have to be over 60 to appreciate Emily Pollifax, but it's great to have a heroine of "that age." Like Maisie Dobbs,...

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

In the last 40 years, we have witnessed what could be called a seismic shift in the roles of men and women. The cultural tremors continue to affect every area of society: domestic life, education,...

That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

I picked this up on a whim and was thoroughly engrossed.  Firefighter Stella Griffin is hired to reorganize the volunteer fire department in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee in the heart of Smoky Mountain...

The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hilarious memoir about the production of what one critic has called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" - The Room (2003). What drew me in was not the description of the filming itself, but...

The Wisdom of the Myths by Luc Ferry

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014

A wonderful introduction to the tropes and concerns of Greek mythology. Written for a lay audience, Ferry's guide suggests that the lessons of Tantalus, Sisyphus, and Orpheus have much to teach us...

Boys in the Boat by James Daniel Brown

Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Written about the team that ultimately became the U.S. crew team in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany, this wonderful telling focuses on the background of one particular student from the...

Moby Dick, or The Whale by Herman Melville

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014

One of the most captivating, bizarre, and wondrous novels I've ever read. Melville really turns prose into poetry...some passages continue to reverberate in me to this day. Plus, who can resist the...

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