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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Wildlands

THE WILDLANDS Every once in a while I read a book so stunning that I can’t find the words to write a review. Such is

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Last Continent

MY LAST CONTINENT On one level Midge Raymond’s novel, My Last Continent, shadows the initial attraction and then the developing love between Deb and Keller.

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Nature
Ann Ronald

The Soul of an Octopus

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS When the proprietress of Seaport Books, in La Conner, Washington, recommended Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus, I must

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Humor
Ann Ronald

Rants from the Hill

RANTS FROM THE HILL In 2010, the High Country News editors asked Mike Branch to write a monthly column for its online edition. They asked

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Nature
Ann Ronald

Raising Wild

RAISING WILD, DISPATCHES FROM A HOME IN THE WILDERNESS Michael P. Branch, author of a book of essays titled Raising Wild, manages what some would

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Anthem for a Burnished Land

ANTHEM FOR A BURNISHED LAND: WHAT WE LEAVE IN THIS DESERT OF WORK AND WORDS Sitting alongside the Little Walker River last weekend, contemplating Nevada’s

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Four Seasons in Rome
Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome – On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World Reportedly, Anthony Doerr took ten years to

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature – Alexander von Humboldt’s New World Territorial Nevadans in the 19th century considered naming their new state-to-be Humboldt. Instead, the famous

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History
Neal Ferguson

Pacific

Pacific – Silicon Chips and Surf Boards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers Simon

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Cafecito Story

A Cafecito Story Heads up, readers! Summer is gone, fall is still falling, goblins have spooked, the really big bird has been eaten, and then

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Heartbroke Bay

Heartbroke Bay: A Novel of Alaska To tell the story of Heartbroke Bay, an Alaskan fjord known locally as Lituya Bay and now part of

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Age of Miracles

Is it possible for a novel to be both an apocalyptic and a coming of age story? Or would that be a literary oxymoron, an

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