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How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature by Marc Hamer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781771644792
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Published: Greystone Books - October 1st, 2019

An entirely unique book, and one not to be missed. Hamer’s observational skills are second to none, and the quiet, gentle way this book reads is a sheer delight. His life, though at times challenging, has been spent mostly in solitary in the natural world, learning what it means to live a mole’s life. This may well be the most we have ever known about how this small, velvety, creature really lives, in it’s dark underground world. Hamer’s knowledge of the mole’s habits, were learned from many years being paid to catch them, when landowners found them to be undesirable, and he was incredibly successful in his trade, until one day, when he found he no longer wanted to kill these elusive, solitary creatures. Sprinkled throughout the book are the most beautiful illustrations by Joe McLaren, and poems by Hamer himself, making this a total gem of a book. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology by Mark Boyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781786076007
Published: Oneworld Publications - June 11th, 2019

Boyle draws you in gently, and then fully converts you to his wild way of living, and clear way of thinking, with no real intention to do so. This book really has the power to change your life! His initial intention was to live for a year with no technology, but you have to think beyond the computers and phones, he means none at all - no power which means no lights, no hot water, no flushing toilet. One year turns into over two years, and Boyle finds that he truly becomes alive, and finds an authentic way to live that reconnects him not only to the world in which we live, but also the people in it. When technology is removed, one is forced to enjoy the company of others in a more immediate way. What really struck me was the way in which corporations intrude so fully upon our lives, and dictate what we desire, and will pay to acquire, without us realising that it is not actually our own free will. An enlightening view into a slower pace of living, and a shift in priorities, whether you come out the other side still wanting the trappings of the modern world, or you want to run into the hills and build a cabin, it sure is a worthy read. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy: How My Little Goats Taught Me Huge Lessons about Life by Leanne Lauricella - Book Review

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Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy: How My Little Goats Taught Me Huge Lessons about Life By Leanne Lauricella, Alli Brydon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631065651
Published: Rock Point - October 2nd, 2018

So much inspiration is packed into this little gem of a book! At times heartbreaking, but always heartwarming, Leanne Lauricella relates beautifully moving stories of the remarkable little goats that she rescues and the lessons that they teach her every day about life. Need a new perspective on life? I highly recommend this book. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Rewild Yourself: Making Nature More Visible in Our Lives by Simon Barnes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781643132167
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 1st, 2019

An entirely spellbinding book, that will remind those that have forgotten the wonders of the world we are part of, and delight those who are smart enough to already know. Give this to everyone you know, but keep a copy for yourself, and revel in the joys of bottomless sits and magical pants! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781571313782
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Published: Milkweed Editions - July 9th, 2019

This beautifully illustrated book is a wonder, a cross between epistles on nature (delving anywhere from the bloodthirstiness of house wrens to the haunting beauty of a pond's loss to rapacious waterlilies) and a memoir, where tales of great and little loves happen on a daily basis. This book is one to savor in pieces, so you can think, reflect, and revisit sections. Late Migrations is for anyone who loved Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780156031172
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Published: William Morrow - June 4th, 2007

This story starts out with the author rescuing a near-to-starvation retired race horse. Once gaining each other's trust, the two begin to show support and love for one another. Thinking she would do the rescuing only surprised her more when the horse saved her and helped mend her broken heart.Incredibly heroic, full of heart and soul. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


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