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Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History by Mike Pesca - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540365
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Published: Twelve - May 15th, 2018

What if Broadway Joe's prediction was wrong? If the Dodgers never left Brooklyn? If Richard Nixon succeeded in football? Dozens of writers, often humorously and surreally, conclude that had those "ifs" occurred, the world of sports, and the world at large, would be much, much different. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life by Rob Cowen - Book Review

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780226424262
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 2nd, 2016

“Our connection to the world is always two things at once: instinctive and augmented.”
An absolutely beautiful book, about the place between our cities and the wild, known as the edge-land. It’s a place mostly forgotten, but one if you choose to, will ease you back into the rhythms of nature, and bring you closer to the wildlife that walk through it everyday. A deeply personal, poetic book about the wild natural places that live beside us, there is no need to hike into wilderness’ or climb mountains to find what is right on our doorstep. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Lido by Libby Page - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781501182037
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 10th, 2018

A charming, heartwarming novel about the importance of community and multi-generational connections.
Kate is suffering with mental health issues, and is isolated from her family in a big bustling city, trying to make her mark as a journalist. When she is given a seemingly uneventful story to pursue, about a local lido that is closing, she is surprised to discover a bigger picture, one that will change her life for the better. What she finds is a vibrant community, everyone working and living together like family, and the lido at its heart. Now, the fight is on, to save the lido, and all it means. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Top Three Dinosuar Books for Adults

Most adults probably haven’t thought about dinosaurs since they were kids. If the last time you paid any attention to paleontology was the 1980s you’re in for a surprise. Many paradigms have changed and the general picture of what life was like in the Mesozoic has shifted substantially. This list is by no means comprehensive, but if you’re curious about dinosaurs or, if you have children and want to be able to answer their dino-related questions, it’s a fine start.

My Beloved Brontosaurus by Brian Switek

Elmet by Fiona Mozley - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208424
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

“It’s like us humans sending rockets up to the moon only to spend the next fifty years gazing at the pictures of our own earth.”
A novel that is deeply about a sense of place, what it means to consider a particular landscape, home. A family living out of sync with the norms of society in their idea of home, are brutally brought to task by it’s conforms. Darkly chilling, yet mesmerizing. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735220447
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Published: Viking - August 21st, 2018

After her father's death, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney sets off to find her older brother, a notorious outlaw, in the hope of convincing him to return home and help tend the family farm. She disguises herself as a man and parlays her skill with a firearm into a job with the territory's rich and ruthless Governor, a man obsessed with bringing her brother to justice -- dead or alive. This is a robust, brawling, and exciting story of frontier life, reminiscent of "True Grit," set in a sweeping and unspoiled landscape where the powerful inherit the earth and the meek return to dust. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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