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Drums in the Distance

by Brandee Gruener

Joe Mulhall’s "Drums in the Distance" documents growing alarm from a two-decade fight against far-right extremism. A blend of journalism, history, and memoir, "Drums in the Distance" serves as a dramatic warning of the resurgence of... Read More

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The Bushman's Lair

by Claire Foster

Paul McKendrick’s The Bushman’s Lair is the thrilling true crime account of John Bjornstrom, a reclusive thief who lived in a beach cave off of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake. It also functions as a speculative biography of the... Read More

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Poe and Lars

by Danielle Ballantyne

Like a sunset streaked across fresh snow, the colors of this story are as cozy as its message of taking care of others—and the planet. Decked in pink and yellow, Poe is a bright spot against the harshness of the Arctic, where she lives... Read More

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The Longest Story

by Melissa Wuske

Richard Girling’s "The Longest Story" is a social science examination of the relationships between humans and animals—a topic that’s seldom considered, but is close at hand and environmentally relevant. To varying degrees, human... Read More

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The Ghost Dancers

by Eileen Gonzalez

Written thirty years ago and now published posthumously, Adrian C. Louis’s novel "The Ghost Dancers" is about the violence that enables a father-son reunion. The Wilson family descends from a powerful medicine man, but the glory of the... Read More

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Comings and Goings

by Danielle Ballantyne

Alex is counting down the days until his summer vacation begins, when he will travel south all by himself to see his grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins. As he packs his bags, his extended family prepares for his arrival; their... Read More

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Winterland

by Sarah White

"Winterland" is full of design advice for gardeners, meant to inspire them even beyond the growing season. Gardeners in northern climates know that the joy of summer represents a fraction of the year; accordingly, thought should be given... Read More

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