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Reader's Guide
Womenfolks
by Shirley Abbott
"Womenfolks gives us the courage and energy to ask who we really are." — Boston Globe

Reader's Guide
An American Requiem
by James Carroll
"A tragic, moving book about a family torn apart by the Vietnam War, a young man looking for God, a writer finding his voice." — Boston magazine

Reader's Guide
Constantine's Sword
by James Carroll
"A triumph, a tragic tale beautifully told . . . a welcome throwback to an age when history was a branch of literature." — Atlantic Monthly

Reader's Guide
The Worst Hard Time
by Timothy Egan
"This is can't-put-it-down history." — Walter Cronkite

Reader's Guide
The Tender Land
by Kathleen Finneran
"A strikingly original, formally dazzling family mystery." — Jonathan Franzen

Reader's Guide
Big Coal
by Jeff Goodell
"Should be read by anybody who owns a microwave, or an iPod, or a table lamp, which is to say everyone." — Elizabeth Kolbert

Reader's Guide
Crazy Woman Creek
edited by Linda M. Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier, and Nancy Curtis
"A wonderful variety of perceptive, clearly written snapshots of life lived at its fullest." — Ann Zwinger

Reader's Guide
Woven on the Wind and Leaning into the Wind
edited by Linda M. Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier, and Nancy Curtis
"Here is the essence of the West — not the myth, but the truth." — W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Reader's Guide
Atomic Farmgirl
by Teri Hein
"Searing and revelatory, a family's story of belief and betrayal." — Terry Tempest Williams

Reader's Guide
While They're at War
by Kristin Henderson
"A vivid picture of the families behind America's armed forces." — National Public Radio, All Things Considered

Reader's Guide
Riot and Remembrance
by James Hirsch
From the author of Hurricane, "an illuminating and brilliant discussion of history, memory, and forgetting." — Washington Post Book World

Reader's Guide
King Leopold's Ghost
by Adam Hochschild
"A vivid, novelistic narrative that makes the reader acutely aware of the magnitude of horror perpetrated by King Leopold and his minions." — New York Times

Reader's Guide
What It Takes to Pull Me Through
by David L. Marcus
"It's the closest thing you'll find to a road map for raising adolescents — and keeping them safe." — Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and Dry

Reader's Guide
The Peabody Sisters
by Megan Marshall
A Pulitzer Prize finalist, this eminently readable book is a "stunning work of biography and intellectual history." — New York Times

Reader's Guide
When I Crossed No-Bob
by Margaret McMullan
"[A] deeply philosophical, first-person account of life...uplifting and heartbreaking as the same time."—Bookpage

Reader's Guide
Dakota
by Kathleen Norris
"[A] remarkable work of nonfiction . . . a deeply spiritual, deeply moving book." — New York Times Book Review

Reader's Guide
Count Down
by Steve Olson
"Insightful and thought provoking, Count Down is an intimate portrait of some of the most brilliant high school students you'll ever meet. With snappy prose and impressive intellectual breadth, Steve Olson beautifully weaves the tale of their journeys into a much grander story about creativity, education, and genius." — Steven Strogatz, author of Sync

Reader's Guide
Mapping Human History
by Steve Olson
"A breathtaking tour of more than 100,000 years of human history." — Eric S. Lander

Reader's Guide
The End of Oil
by Paul Roberts
"This book may very well become for fossil fuels what Fast Food Nation was for food." — Publishers Weekly

Reader's Guide
Lincoln's Melancholy
by Joshua Wolf Shenk
"Fresh, fascinating, provocative . . . a new perspective not only for understanding one of our most important political figures, but also for rethinking our assumptions about mental health." — San Francisco Chronicle

Reader's Guide
Nature Noir
by Jordan Fisher Smith
"He writes about the natural world with more grace than anyone since Edward Abbey."—Newsweek

Reader's Guide
February House
by Sherill Tippins
"Deliciously readable . . . There's something about the allure of strange bedfellows that is simply irresistible." — New York Times Book Review



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