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Wings of Fire

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Wings of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries #2) By Charles Todd Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312965686
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - May 15th, 1999

Set just after WWI in the English countryside, these books exemplify the best in psychological suspense and historical fiction. Beautifully written with powerful insights into the trauma of war. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Tales from Ovid

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Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the Metamorphoses By Ted Hughes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374525873
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 30th, 1999

Every now and then, a book of verse wanders into our line of sight, reminding us that metaphor is one of the founding pillars of poetry. Hughes' Tales from Ovid is such a book. For instance, in the tale of Erysichthon, hunger is personified, described as 'raking with her nails/ To bare the root of a tiny rock-wort/ Till her teeth could catch and tear it./ In shape and colour her face was a skull, blueish/ Her lips a stretched hole of frayed leather/ Over bleeding'

Lakota Woman

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Lakota Woman By Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802145420
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Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2011

One of the best reads you will ever pick up. A true story of a woman's struggle and the power of her people. Based on an excellent life story that will take you through hell and back, and show you hands-on what reservation life is all about.

Green Mountains, Dark Tales

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Green Mountains, Dark Tales By Joseph A. Citro Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584651345
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Published: University Press of New England - April 1st, 2001

Every state needs someone like Joe Citro to weave fact and myth and explore its perplexities and oddities. Publisher's Weekly accurately describes this book as a, "A hybrid of journalism and legend, this wide-ranging, well researched collection of Vermont folklore consists of 31 tall tales, peculiarities, stories of the supernatural and modern mysteries... Accounts of witches, mirages, eccentrics, monsters and mysterious creatures are, like all the tales in this book, carefully detailed short pieces... Citro's rugged morsels make for quirky amusement."

Mind of the Raven

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds By Bernd Heinrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061136054
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Published: Ecco - May 29th, 2007

Heinrich explores his subject with the objectivity of a scientist and the subjectivity of a man with a pet raven. His evocative and gracefully written examination of the relationship between humans and these amazingly intelligent and complex birds takes him around the world. The author's other absorbing books include Bumblebee Economics (nominated for the National Book Award), One Man's Owl, Ravens in Winter, A Year in the Maine Woods, and The Trees in My Forest.

 Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont.

~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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