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The Overstory Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

As someone who really loves nature, trees especially, this book hit almost too close to home for me; and yet I would recommend it to pretty much any fiction reader who is willing to work through a complex story for the beauty and feeling it conveys. Richard Powers so truthfully weaves a beautiful, powerful, and painful story. It is an incredible and well-written story that is also a love letter to trees and the people who defend them, and a call for the world to recognize their magnificence and strength. And if you start the book and get lost in the many storylines and characters, hold on: it all comes together soon enough, and it's so worth it when it does.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763680909
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite children's authors, and this book is especially beautiful. It made me cry and I love it because of that. Even though it's a children's novel, anyone can read and enjoy this story about a china rabbit and the joys and sorrows he experiences on his transformative journey.

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The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101981610
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Published: Viking - April 24th, 2018

An unexpectedly thrilling and fun nonfiction book about a fairly unknown illegal trade. As Johnson becomes engrossed in the motivations behind this crime, its perpetrator, and this niche hobby/obsession, so do his readers; the strange true crime story is surprisingly enthralling and fascinating.

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Cloud Atlas: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375507250
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 17th, 2004

The scope of this book and its many intertwined stories is just breathtaking. Each section, each time period, reads like its own novel and Mitchell conveys each character's voice in a unique way. The thread that connects them all together across centuries is what makes this book incredible. 

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She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452167664
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 26th, 2019

A collection of stories for any and all women who feel comfortable in the outdoors, who love to travel, who wander and explore. It's powerful to feel part of such a like minded community, and it's also an excellent gift for the "outdoorsy" women in your life

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Water for Elephants: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565125605
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 2007

Running away to the circus, a forbidden romance, and elephants- how can you go wrong?

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

Paul Hawken still has hope; he's gathered a powerful collection of solutions to the problem of climate change, while attacking the issue from the many aspects of sustainability. A worthwhile read for hope from the people changing the world for the better.

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Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451494542
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019