Florence Gordon - Brian Morton

Florence Gordon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25) is an irascible seventy-five-year old Manhattan feminist, activist, and intellectual with no patience for tedious, directionless mediocrity. Yet against her preferences, her world seems to include her ex-husband, Lev, a failed academic; her son, Daniel, a policeman (!); his wife, Janine, a fawning dilettante; and her granddaughter, Emily, so young, and, really what are the youth of today thinking about? Do they even read? Well, Florence is about to discover that they do. Thanks to Emily’s persistent willingness to push back and argue, and Brian Morton’s richly evocative, patient story-telling style, over the course of a year, Florence rediscovers the meaning of family.

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ISBN: 9780544570245
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

With her fourth novel, Emily St. John Mandel turns her craft to a post-plague future in which a wandering troupe of Shakespearean actors and musicians, the Traveling Symphony, preserves the cultural knowledge of civilization while scavenging for relics in abandoned towns and providing a link among disparate surviving communities. Station Eleven (Knopf, $24.95) portrays their daily effort to protect what is good and valuable in the midst of hostility, despotism, and insanity. The book asks how our origins determine our course and purpose in life and whether force, coercion, and fear—or art, imagination, and human decency—will save us. This is masterful and life-affirming fiction.

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ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf - September 9th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

America's Great Hiking Trails - Karen Berger, Bart Smtih, Bill Mckibben

Bart Smith’s work has been featured in Smithsonian and National Geographic, and he was the first person to hike all eleven of America’s Great Hiking Trails (Rizzoli, $50) from end to end. Along the way, he captured the stunning photographs in this exquisite collection. Karen Berger has thru-hiked four, and portions of all, of these scenic trails and has provided the beautifully descriptive notes on the sites, geographical features, and history which make each of these trails unique and special. This treasure of the American wilderness is a perfect gift for anyone who would really rather be in the great outdoors. The only tragedy is you can’t pack it along!
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By Karen Berger, Bart Smith (Photographs by), Bill McKibben (Foreword by), Partnership Nat'l Trail System (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780789327413
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Published: Rizzoli - September 23rd, 2014