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Nonfiction
Dan Beachy-Quick

Midway through the journey of his life, Dan Beachy-Quick found himself without a path, unsure how to live well. This collection of essays, fragments, marginalia, images, travel writing, and poetry follows him through the result: a classical...

Nonfiction
Deni Ellis Béchard

When young Deni’s mother leaves his charismatic father, the boy learns of his father’s true identity: André Béchard was once a bank robber—and so Deni’s imagination is set on fire. This deeply affecting memoir is at once a highly unconventional...

Nonfiction
Amy & Dave Freeman

The Boundary Waters is a national treasure—so when the authors learned of a danger facing the region, they decided to speak on behalf of the wilderness. This is the story of their year bearing witness to wild places and a passionate argument for...

Nonfiction
Alex Lemon

Brain surgery; Rilke, Rodin, and the craters of the moon; monkeys stealing an egg outside a temple in Kathmandu; wildfires in southern California; a son born into a shadowy hospital room; love; joy. This is a fragmented exploration of what it...

Body of Water
Nonfiction
Chris Dombrowski

The author was in the Bahamas, pursuing bonefish—one of the world’s most elusive creatures—when he had a life-changing encounter with David Pinder, a legendary bonefishing guide. Here he tells Pinder’s story, as well as that of an ecology, of an...

Nonfiction
J. Drew Lanham

Growing up on his family’s land in South Carolina, the author fell in love with the subtle beauties of the natural world around him—and grew up to be one of the lone black men in a predominantly white field. This memoir is a riveting exploration...

Nonfiction
Jon Lurie

Jon Lurie and José Perez are floundering. Jon is newly divorced and depressed; José, a smart, angry young Lakota-Puerto Rican, is embedded in a haze of women and street feuds. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them: to retrace the mythic two...

Nonfiction
Tim Winton

For over thirty years, the author has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. In this beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir, he explores Australia’s unique landscape, and how that...

Nonfiction
Beth Dooley

When a New Jersey native moves to Minnesota, she discovers a local food movement strong enough to survive the toughest winter. Fascinating and heartfelt, this memoir demonstrates that even in a place with a short growing season, food grown...

War on Science
Nonfiction
Shawn Otto

At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by a well-funded, three-part war on science. This provocative book investigates why and how, and offers compelling solutions to bring us to our...

Nonfiction
Travis Kurowski, Wayne Miller, and Kevin Prufer

Bringing together a wide range of perspectives—industry veterans and provocateurs, writers, editors, and digital mavericks—this collection reflects on the current situation of literary publishing, and provides a road map for the shifting...

Seeking the Cave
Nonfiction
James P. Lenfestey

As the author approached his thirtieth birthday in a state of acute anxiety, a bookseller prescribed to him a singular literary diet—the poems of a Tang Dynasty hermit named Han-shan. His pilgrimage to Han-shan’s cave decades later comes to life...

Nonfiction
Janisse Ray

This contemporary classic has inspired thousands to embrace their beginnings, no matter how humble, and to fight for the places they love. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, this memoir catalogues a people and their home—a...

Of Bonobos and Men
Nonfiction
Deni Ellis Béchard

How are bonobos like us, what can they teach us, and how can we save them? Combining elements of travelogue, journalism, and natural history, this incomparably rich book takes readers deep into the Congo to examine these great apes and the people...

Nonfiction
Gaia Vince

What if the greatest cause of our planet’s dramatic change—humans’ ability to adapt and innovate—also holds the key to our survival? Part science journal, part travelogue, this book tells the story of a journey into the Anthropocene, or Age of...

Nonfiction
Joni Tevis

From a haunted widow’s wildly expanding mansion to atomic test sites in the Nevada desert, the settings of these essays are often places of destruction and loss. And yet this collection transforms these eerie, apocalyptic destinations into sites...

Zoologies
Nonfiction
Alison Hawthorne Deming

What does the disappearance of animals mean for human imagination? With a mixture of humor, reverence, and curiosity, this book paints a vivid portrait of the world that made us, and the wisdom we are losing as so many of its creatures fade away...

Nonfiction
Robin Wall Kimmerer

As a botanist, the author has been trained to examine nature with the tools of science; as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our teachers. Here she brings these two lenses together,...

Nonfiction
William Souder

In the century and a half since John James Audubon’s death, his name has become synonymous with wildlife conservation and natural history. But few people know what a complicated figure he was—or the dramatic story behind The Birds of America...

Things that Are
Nonfiction
Amy Leach

These essays take jellyfish, fainting goats, and imperturbable caterpillars as just a few of their many inspirations. Surveying both the tiniest earth dwellers and the most far-flung celestial bodies, this is a book of wonder, one readers cannot...

Stilwater
Nonfiction
Rafael de Grenade

Inundated by monsoon floods in the winter, baked dry in the summer, and filled with the deadliest animals in the world, Australia’s Stilwater Station seems an unlikely home for a cattle operation. But over the course of one season, a ragged crew...

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
Nonfiction
Jeremy Jackson

In 1984, the eleventh year of his life, the author experienced his first love, the loss of his grandmother, and his sister’s departure for collegeseemingly ordinary events that eroded his innocence in a way that was never to be fully...

Wet Collection
Nonfiction
Joni Tevis

A stunning, intricate collection of forty lyric essays juxtaposing natural history, ancient texts, folk heroes, and found objects. Moving from cemeteries to parks—and always cast in the light of the author’s Southern upbringing—this is a...

Tarball Chronicles
Nonfiction
David Gessner

After the Deepwater Horizon well was capped in 2010, most reporters and government officials turned away from the unfolding narrative: the story was over. But for one writer the unimaginable amount of oil spilled into the ocean was only the...

Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales
Nonfiction
Dan Beachy-Quick

Touching on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Proust, and Plato, among others, this collection of nonfiction and fables provides a walking tour of the creative mind. This is a rich investigation of what it means to think, read, write, and learn,...

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