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Nature

Piano Tide
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Piano Tide

Piano Tides – Environmental ethics in a small southwest Alaskan community down on its luck? Piano Tides — Kathleen Dean Moore’s cast of misfit residents,

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Flight Patterns
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Flight Patterns

Flight Patterns – Author Karen White turns Southern Gothic in a new and original direction. When I was about a quarter of the way through reading Karen

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Pax
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

Pax

PAX What? Another kids’ book? Well, yes, and no. Two things compel me to pick Sara Pennypacker’s Pax for my next review. First of all,

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Ordinary Wolves
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Ordinary Wolves

ORDINARY WOLVES Not long ago in Bookin’, I described Susan Orlean’s nonfictional achievement, The Library Book, as a moving meditation coupled with journalism and research.

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A Good Neighborhood
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Good Neighborhood

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD Therese Anne Fowler’s latest book, A Good Neighborhood, is one very good novel. The first thing that will catch your attention is

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The Color of Rock
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Color of Rock

THE COLOR OF ROCK As a stuffy retired academic curmudgeon, I have an old-fashioned notion of what a university press should publish. Namely, any book

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Return of the Sea Otter
Nature
Ann Ronald

Return of the Sea Otter

RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER, THE STORY OF THE ANIMAL THAT EVADED EXTINCTION ON THE PACIFIC COAST I recently heard an excellent Reynolds School of

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Wild at Heart
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

Wild at Heart

WILD AT HEART, MUSTANGS AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM I reviewed Terri Farley’s Wild at Heart back in August of 2017. This is

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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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