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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977412
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 7th, 2016

This is an astounding debut by the editorial director at Granta Press. Told by two little boys, their scruffy academic father who is grieving the loss of his wife, and a crow who is there to provoke and protect them, it weaves compassionate truths and dark comedy to brilliant effect. When I finished the last page, I flipped to the beginning to start over.

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Where Rivers Change Direction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573228251
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2000

With precise and sweeping prose, Spragg describes coming of age in the mountains of Wyoming’s Continental Divide. This is some of the best nature writing out there - a book to be savored and passed along to those who yearn for mountains and language that does them justice.

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Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419718632
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Published: Abrams Image - January 12th, 2016

This charming book weaves philosophical reflections on minimalism with practical wisdom and gorgeous photos. I loved Boyle’s focus on beauty, utility, and longevity when considering new and used additions to her (tiny) apartment.