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This Is How

This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery,...

This Is How
posted on: May 25, 2012 | author: Cindy

Three Cups of Decei...

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way, by Jon Krakauer. Anchor (2011) 96...

Three Cups of Deceit
posted on: Oct 12, 2011 | author: Donna

The Wave

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, by Susan Casey. Doubleday (2010), 318...

The Wave
posted on: Feb 15, 2011 | author: Donna

Tales of a Female N...

Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, by Rita Golden Gelman. Three Rivers Press (2001), 306...

Tales of a Female Nomad
posted on: Jul 6, 2010 | author: Donna

Bonobo Handshake

Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo, by Vanessa Woods. Gotham Books (2010), 278...

Bonobo Handshake
posted on: Jun 23, 2010 | author: Cindy

The Idle Parent

The Idle Parent: Why Laid-back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids, by Tom Hodgkinson. Jeremy P....

The Idle Parent
posted on: Jun 16, 2010 | author: Donna

Enduring Grace

Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics, by Carol Lee Flinders. HarperOne (1993), 272...

Enduring Grace
posted on: Jun 11, 2010 | author: Cindy

Committed

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Viking (2010), 285 pages. The movie...

Committed
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Cindy

Finding Oz

Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, by Evan I. Schwartz. Houghton Mifflin...

Finding Oz
posted on: May 22, 2010 | author: Donna

The Professor and t...

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by...

The Professor and the Madman
posted on: May 15, 2010 | author: Donna

You Are Not a Gadge...

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, by Jaron Lanier. Alfred A. Knopf (2010), 209 pages. This is a very...

You Are Not a Gadget
posted on: Apr 18, 2010 | author: Cindy

The Best Dog in the...

The Best Dog in the World, by Donna Long. Ten Speed Press (2007), 128 pages. This charming and informative...

The Best Dog in the World
posted on: Apr 11, 2010 | author: Cindy

Manhood for Amateur...

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son,  by Michael Chabon....

Manhood for Amateurs
posted on: Apr 5, 2010 | author: Cindy

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann. Doubleday (2009), 313...

The Lost City of Z
posted on: Mar 27, 2010 | author: Donna

Don’t Dump th...

Don’t Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems, by Randy...

Don’t Dump the Dog
posted on: Mar 23, 2010 | author: Cindy

Neither Here nor Th...

Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, by Bill Bryson. Perennial (1992), 235 pages. This was a gift from...

Neither Here nor There
posted on: Jan 27, 2010 | author: Donna

Tokyo Vice

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, by Jake Adelstein.  Pantheon Books (2009), 335...

Tokyo Vice
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: Cindy

The Great Mortality

The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, by John...

The Great Mortality
posted on: Jan 8, 2010 | author: Donna

The Devil’s T...

The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks, by...

The Devil’s Teeth
posted on: Jan 4, 2010 | author: Cindy

Factory Girls

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China, by Leslie T. Chang. Spiegel & Grau (2009), 436...

Factory Girls
posted on: Dec 24, 2009 | author: Donna

The Elephant Whispe...

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild, by Lawrence Anthony.  Thomas Dunne Books...

The Elephant Whisperer
posted on: Dec 9, 2009 | author: Cindy

Bright-Sided

Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, by Barbara...

Bright-Sided
posted on: Nov 21, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Children’...

The Children’s Blizzard, by David Laskin. HarperCollins (2004), 318 pages. From On the Banks of Plum...

The Children’s Blizzard
posted on: Nov 18, 2009 | author: Donna

Strength in What Re...

Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder.  Random House (2009), 277 pages. Kidder tells the story...

Strength in What Remains
posted on: Nov 15, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Captured

The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier, by Scott Zesch. St. Martin’s...

The Captured
posted on: Nov 6, 2009 | author: Donna

How to Raise the Pe...

How to Raise the Perfect Dog:  Through Puppyhood and Beyond, by Cesar Millan.  Harmony Books (2009), 303...

How to Raise the Perfect Dog
posted on: Nov 3, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Snakehead

The Snakehead:  An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream, by Patrick Radden Keefe....

The Snakehead
posted on: Oct 28, 2009 | author: Cindy

A Beginner’s ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Tibetan Buddism: Notes from a Practitioner’s Journey, by Bruce Newman....

A Beginner’s Guide to Tibetan Buddhism
posted on: Oct 22, 2009 | author: Cindy

Bonding with Your D...

Bonding with Your Dog: A Trainer’s Secrets for Building a Better Relationship, by Victoria Schade....

Bonding with Your Dog
posted on: Oct 13, 2009 | author: Cindy

A Land So Strange

A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca: The Extraordinary Tale of a Shipwrecked Spaniard Who...

A Land So Strange
posted on: Oct 11, 2009 | author: Donna

Listening to Whales

Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us, by Alexandra Morton. Ballantine Books (2002), 314...

Listening to Whales
posted on: Oct 7, 2009 | author: Donna

Eye of My Heart

Eye of My Heart:  27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, Barbara Graham,...

Eye of My Heart
posted on: Oct 5, 2009 | author: Cindy

Nine Parts of Desir...

Nine Parts of Desire, by Geraldine Brooks.  Doubleday (1994), 255 pages. Before writing Year of Wonders,...

Nine Parts of Desire
posted on: Sep 28, 2009 | author: Donna

Fruitless Fall

Fruitless Fall:  The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis, by Rowan Jacobsen....

Fruitless Fall
posted on: Sep 22, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Big Year

The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, by Mark Obmascik.  Free Press (2005), 288...

The Big Year
posted on: Sep 20, 2009 | author: Donna

Animals Make Us Hum...

Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2009), 352 pages. Temple Grandin...

Animals Make Us Human
posted on: Sep 18, 2009 | author: Cindy

Pot Bellies and oth...

Pot Bellies and other Miniature Pigs, by Pat Storer.  Barron’s Educational Series (1992), 64...

Pot Bellies and other Miniature Pigs
posted on: Sep 15, 2009 | author: Cindy

Introduction to Tan...

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire, by Lama Yeshe, Jonathan Landaw, ed.  Wisdom...

Introduction to Tantra
posted on: Sep 13, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Golden Spruce

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed, by John Vaillant.  W.W. Norton (2005), 255...

The Golden Spruce
posted on: Sep 11, 2009 | author: Cindy

In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan.  Penguin Press (2008), 256 pages. Though I am a huge fan of The...

In Defense of Food
posted on: Sep 6, 2009 | author: Cindy

The End of the Line

The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat, by Charles Clover.  The New...

The End of the Line
posted on: Sep 5, 2009 | author: Donna

The Omnivore’...

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan.  Penguin Press (2006), 450 pages. I was prepared to wade...

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
posted on: Sep 4, 2009 | author: Cindy

Love Is a Four-Lett...

Love Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts, Michael Taeckens,...

Love Is a Four-Letter Word
posted on: Sep 2, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Zookeeper’...

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman.  W.W. Norton & Company (2007), 348 pages. Commemorations are...

The Zookeeper’s Wife
posted on: Sep 1, 2009 | author: Donna

Dog Man

Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain, by Martha Sherrill.  Penguin Press (2008), 256 pages. This...

Dog Man
posted on: Aug 27, 2009 | author: Cindy

Under the Banner of...

Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer.  Doubleday (2003), 372 pages. One of the exceptional things...

Under the Banner of Heaven
posted on: Aug 13, 2009 | author: Donna