Susan Mills & Barbara Morrison - Difficult Decisions

Local authors Susan Mills and Barbara Morrison read from their books and discuss incorporating social justice issues in fiction and memoir.

On the Wings of a Hummingbird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627203739
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Published: Loyola College/Apprentice House - May 3rd, 2022

At 15 years old, Petra must grow into the lessons of the Mayan hummingbird as she carves her future out of a childhood scarred by gang violence. Petra's life has been upended by local gang violence in her small Guatemalan village. Her childhood friend Emilio had a hand in their friend Justina's murder, and his father is the local gang leader's right-hand man.


On the Wings of a Hummingbird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627203722
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Published: Loyola College/Apprentice House - May 3rd, 2022

At 15 years old, Petra must grow into the lessons of the Mayan hummingbird as she carves her future out of a childhood scarred by gang violence. Petra's life has been upended by local gang violence in her small Guatemalan village. Her childhood friend Emilio had a hand in their friend Justina's murder, and his father is the local gang leader's right-hand man.


Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781934074657
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Published: Apprentice House - July 1st, 2011

Growing up in a prosperous neighborhood, B. Morrison was taught that poverty was a product of laziness and public assistance programs only rewarded irresponsibility. However, when her marriage soured, she abruptly found herself an impoverished single mother.


Bill McKibben - The Flag, The Cross, and the Station Wagon

Appearing at All Souls Church in West Brattleboro this Friday, May 27, regional author Bill McKibben discusses his new book The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.

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The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250823601
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 31st, 2022

Bill McKibben—award-winning author, activist, educator—is fiercely curious.

“I’m curious about what went so suddenly sour with American patriotism, American faith, and American prosperity.”


My Very First Blog Post

I couldn't resist that title. Writing it in capital letters returns me to the days of my youth and writing those ever so hated book reports, where I felt like a fool in my inability to discuss what I like or dislike. I'm a better writer now, of course. At least I think I am!

In truth I was a blogger for many years before moving to other forms of social media, but I've always liked being able to say, edit, what I've written and am happy to return to blogging for the love of books.

And Thus Spring Enters ~

Hello everyone!

The holidays were incredibly busy, so much so that it's only now that I'm doing this update. The plan is to tidy the website for easier use on pc and phone, which shouldn't include anything beyond the look for any of you. Having said that, none of are uh, super technically proficient at Website 3.0, and the learning curve is steep.

Ben Cohen - Above the Law

Please join us at 118 Elliot at 5:30pm on Friday, October 22nd for a discussion with Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's,  about his new book Above the Law: How "Qualified Immunity" Protects Police. (there will be ice cream!)

Above the Law: How
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ISBN: 9781682192573
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Published: OR Books - June 15th, 2021

- A police officer kills a twelve-year-old boy. It's caught on video. The officer gets off.
- A police officer strangles a man selling cigarettes. It's caught on video. The officer gets off.
- A police officer shoots a man in his car. It's live-streamed. The officer gets off.


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Armchair Traveling - Part Two!

I hope we picked a good selection for you, but if you're looking for suggestions please don't hesitate to call or email us! Part One if you missed it.

Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101973165
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Published: Anchor - February 5th, 2019

“Masterful.”


Sovietistan: Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643133263
Published: Pegasus Books - January 7th, 2020

An unforgettable journey through Central Asia, one of the most mysterious and history-laden regions of the world.

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991.


The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (Landscapes #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147509796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

Robert MacFarlane's new book is Underland: A Deep Time Journey and has gotten rave reviews.


Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573228152
Published: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 2000

Nancy loves this book!


Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316396691
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 5th, 2019

A thrilling journey by canoe across Alaska, by critically acclaimed writer Adam Weymouth.


On Trails: An Exploration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476739236
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club

From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared D


Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465062881
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Published: Basic Books - April 28th, 2015

Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age in this New York Times bestseller: the harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole.

In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on fo


The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

Another fantastic book similar in vein to The Lost City of the Monkey God. In this case, however, the author goes on his journey because he's fascinated by realy life of Col. Percy Fawcett and his eldest son, who disappeared in the Amazon in 1924. In my opinion, Col. Fawcett is the real Indiana Jones - a really entertaining read.


The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451659177
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award

“Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Amazing…A real nonfic


Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643130750
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 7th, 2019

An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East.

Alev Scott’s odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey’s borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire.


Armchair Traveling - Part One

Part Two now available!

Given that many of us may not be able to go to our usual haunts for the next few weeks, I thought a list of books that would take us away from our current concerns would ease our levels of anxiety.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143037248
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Published: Penguin Books - June 27th, 2006

A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Orwell's Roses


Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062846662
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 11th, 2019

"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic."—Pico Iyer


Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781473655287
Published: Nicholas Brealey - November 13th, 2018

Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award 2106On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, the Atlantic and eventually home.


Wanderlust: A History of Walking Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2001

A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence


The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393355871
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair


To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524761400
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Published: Convergent Books - December 31st, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart.”Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things
 


Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781680512038
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 4th, 2018

2020 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in Travel - Essay


Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today's Vermont Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781581573183
Published: Countryman Press - November 23rd, 2015

Experience Civil War historic sites and small towns that can be found nowhere else in America


Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091658
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Published: Counterpoint - November 5th, 2019

This national bestseller chronicles one man’s 650–mile trek on foot from San Diego to San Francisco—sure to appeal to readers of naturalist works like Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire, Paul Thoreau’s On the Plain of Snakes, and Mark Kenyon’s That Wild Country.


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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455540013
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 5th, 2017

This is absolutely one of my favorite non-fiction books ever. The author, one half of Preston & Child (they write ripping yarns!), gets himself invited on an expedition to find the Lost White City of Honduras. What the expedition finds is remarkable - I would absolutely love a multi-part documentary - but perhaps more importantly, the reason why the Lost City was abandoned in the first place has incredible connotations for us today. Incredible connotations for us right now


Suggested Books: Social Justice

Social Justice is a hot topic (whenever has it not been?) these days, and we thought we would showcase a few of our most popular titles. Some of these books and authors are new, while others have been around for quite awhile. Either way, all have excellent reputations and make for worthwhile reading.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.


Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780991331307
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Published: Elephant Room Press - January 9th, 2014

For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635572957
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where well no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

The most important book for me this year. --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in America

Protests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher.


Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns.


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942094470
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Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."-- Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility

In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.


Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781892005281
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Published: PuddleDancer Press - September 1st, 2015

5,000,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE • TRANSLATED IN MORE THAN 35 LANGUAGES

What is Violent Communication?  
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing o


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143118442
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Published: Penguin Books - November 2nd, 2010

The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask"


Book Club!

Due to the big snow last Monday, our first Contemporary Issues Book Group meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 12th at 6 pm, . So...if you haven't read the book yet, but were hoping to participate, you've still got time!

Hate Inc. Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another by Matt Taibbi

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