Kelly’s Reviews

What There Is to Say We Have Said

STAFF REVIEW: I loved WHAT THERE IS TO SAY WE HAVE SAID, a collection of letters between Southern novelist Eudora Welty and her editor William Maxwell. The two had honed the art of letter writing to a fine art and show readers what we will miss in an age of electronic ephemeral communication. Their intimacy and humor add a delicious layer to all we already know of their lives.

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ISBN: 9780547750323
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Published: Mariner Books - May 22nd, 2012

Eavesdrop on one of the most celebrated literary friendships in American letters

"An epistolary feast for literary fans and] a confidence booster for aspiring writers everywhere. A-" --Entertainment Weekly

"If friendship is an art, this volume is its masterpiece." --Lee Smith


Cat Sense by John Bradshaw

STAFF REVIEW: Hey all you cat lovers out there. Feline scientist John Bradshaw's book CAT SENSE offers not only intriguing new insights into little understood behavior but also excellent natural history about our little charges. You'll never look at them the same way again. Recommended by Kelly.

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ISBN: 9780465031016
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - September 10th, 2013

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Looking for an antidote to Romeo & Juliet, and all the other frustrating, unrequited teenage love stories? THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is the answer. It really does live up to all the buzz! Strong writing, believable characters, and nearly unbearable honesty. Recommended by Kelly.

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ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

From John Green, the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"The greatest romance story of this decade." --Entertainment Weekly


The Last Season by Eric Blehm

Though an outdoor adventure biography, this book reads very much like a mystery. When veteran emergency rescue ranger Randy Morgensen goes missing himself in Yosemite, no one knows what to think. Blehm's suspenseful writing shows how his fellow rangers, civilian search teams, and park personnel try to piece together the puzzle of his disappearance. A great summer read! Recommended by Kelly.

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ISBN: 9780060583019
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 1st, 2007

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful.


HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

REVIEW: HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.
Allen and Parnes have long histories as political journalists and each covered the Clinton and Obama campaigns. They have written a no-holds-barred biography of the likely Democratic nominee. The result is a fair and surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of Clinton's career as secretary of state and beyond. Recommended by Kelly.

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ISBN: 9780804136754
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - February 11th, 2014

The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circle


The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich

Nature-writer Bernd Heinrich has a new book out, a cause for celebration! THE HOMING
INSTINCT reveals not only the often arduous and mysterious natural history of migration of other species, but, in it, Heinrich draws moving parallels between their visceral pull toward home and ours.

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ISBN: 9780547198484
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 8th, 2014

Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep-in-the-bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing?


Girls Standing on Lawns

Hilarious and gifted illustrator Maira Kalman has teamed up with Daniel Handler of MoMA to create this unique coffee table book GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS. Filled with beautiful vintage photographs from the museum and Kalman illustrations inspired by the photographs.

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By Maira Kalman (Illustrator), Daniel Handler, Sarah Hermanson Meister (Afterword by)
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - May 6th, 2014

Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children's book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket.


Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear

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 care I'm sure Carson would have appreciated. Recommended by Kelly. 

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ISBN: 9780547238234
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Published: Mariner Books - April 1st, 2009

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, published in 1962, did more than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would alter the course of American history.


Dirt Work

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. With the soul of a poet, Byl writes with an ease and beauty you'll quickly warm to. Recommended by Kelly.

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Published: Beacon Press - March 11th, 2014

A lively and lyrical account of one woman's unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work


The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

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, business, and child-rearing. But some things haven't changed: the adaptability of women now serves them very well. However, men will need to meet the challenge of reinventing themselves.

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ISBN: 9781594631832
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2013

Essential reading for our times, as women are pulling together to demand their rights-- A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world.

"Anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes, Rosin] concludes that women are gaining the upper hand." -The Washington Post


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