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  1. A Hero Perished

    ... "What impressed and moved me most about his letters and his diary was the obvious sincerity of his desire to be ... someone who didn't feel entirely grown up and was unsure about what he wanted to do with his life."— Des Moines Register "Seen ...

    kraken - April 2017

  2. The Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    ... Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimer is an intriguing book about an important issue and an equally important person. It complements and ... States, and Banco has done him a great service by thinking about him in all his ambivalent and paradoxical brilliance. Far afield from ...

    adncn - April 2017

  3. Say This of Horses

    ... to horses.”—Dorianne Laux, author, Facts about the Moon “Horses’ names remembered at a burial pasture; a ... Say This of Horses represents the abundance of poems about horses that have been written throughout the ages and around the world. ...

    kraken - September 2016

  4. Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships

    ... Price writes with exceptional lucidity, humor, and wisdom about his unexceptional—and exemplary—American life. I spent my own youth ... Booklist , starred review “Whether he is writing about fatherhood, or marriage, or gardening, or snow geese, readers will be ...

    athmas - April 2017

  5. Snakes and Lizards in Your Pocket

    ... laminated resource will prove useful for those wondering about that wee lizard in their backyard or the large serpent in the tree out ... guides informs both amateur and professional herpetologists about twenty-seven species of snakes and six species of lizards in the Upper ...

    kraken - April 2017

  6. The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds in the Upper Midwest

    ... clypeata means “armed with a shield” tells you just about everything you need to identify a Blue Jay or a Northern Shoveler. In ... insights into their sources yield quirky, tantalizing facts about the people, geography, habitat, and mythology behind bird names. Each ...

    athmas - April 2017

  7. The Creative Writer's Survival Guide

    ... nuts-and-bolts how-to that has ever been written about writing. McNally has answered every one—every one!—of the questions ... up in a Q&A session when the writer’s impulse is to talk about Art and the audience wants to know: how do I get to be you? I look ...

    jamccoy - February 2017

  8. "This State of Wonders"

    ... life and struggles. While Mr. Williams wrote most often about money, farming, and moral advice (he was minister in the Church of New ... and Jane Eyre. James' sisters and brothers wrote about many concerns, from schoolwork and housework to games and family ...

    kraken - April 2017

  9. Learning by Heart

    ... also wager that you remember 100% of the lessons you learned about yourself—from your teachers and your classmates. And I am certain that ... among schoolchildren, but I have never written directly about it. I don't know if I'm eventually going to write about Mr. Baradone, my ...

    kraken - September 2016

  10. Great Expectation

    ... 7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You (And How to Talk about Them Anyway) “I loved spending time with Dan Roche and his ... and Louise Erdrich in The Blue Jay’s Dance , about the coming of a child. Mothers and children but especially fathers will ...

    kraken - September 2016