A Natural History of Healing and Home
By Kerri ní Dochartaigh
An Indies Introduce Selection for Winter/Spring 2022
An Indie Next Selection for April 2022
A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2022
In Thin Places, a luminous blend of memoir, history, and nature writing, ní Dochartaigh explores how nature kept her sane and helped her heal, how violence and poverty are never more than a stone’s throw from beauty and hope, and how we are, once again, allowing our borders to become hard and terror to creep back in. DOWNLOAD NOW.
Graceland, At Last
Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South
By Margaret Renkl
Winner of the 2022 Southern Book Prize
Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
For the past four years, Margaret Renkl’s columns have offered readers of the New York Times a weekly dose of natural beauty, human decency, and persistent hope from her home in Nashville. Now more than sixty of those pieces have been brought together in this sparkling new collection. DOWNLOAD NOW.
Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief
By Victoria Chang
An Electric Literature Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2021
A TIME Magazine Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2021
From poet Victoria Chang, a collection of literary letters and mementos on the art of remembering across generations. In letters to family, past teachers, and fellow poets, as the imagination, Dear Memory offers a model for what it looks like to find ourselves in our histories. DOWNLOAD NOW.
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
By Robin Wall Kimmerer
A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. DOWNLOAD NOW.
Power, Land, and the Memory of Water
By Kazim Ali
A Book Riot “Best Book of 2021”
A Shelf Awareness “Best Book of 2021”
An Outside Magazine “Favorite Book of 2021”
Ali explores questions of land and power―and in remembering a lost connection to this place, finally finds a home he might belong to. DOWNLOAD NOW.
Diary of a Young Naturalist
A Buzzfeed Best Book of 2021
Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of a year in Dara’s Northern Ireland home patch. Beginning in spring—when “the sparrows dig the moss from the guttering and the air is as puffed out as the robin’s chest”—these diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are vivid, evocative, and moving. DOWNLOAD NOW.
My Life of Blackness and Becoming
By Antonio Michael Downing
A Book Marks Best Reviewed Memoir of September 2021
An Essence Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2021
Harnessing the lyricism of an evangelical childhood into a flourishing and unforgettable prose all its own, Saga Boy is a poignant journey of overcoming, belonging, and becoming one’s own self. DOWNLOAD NOW.
The Popol Vuh
A New York Times Best Poetry Book of 2018
The K’iche’ creation myth of The Popol Vuh is thousands of years old, one of the only epics indigenous to the Americas. By turns poetic and lucid, sinuous and accessible, this verse translation—the first of its kind, and the first in the Seedbank series—breathes new life into an essential tale. LEARN MORE.
Listening to the Wind
By Tim Robinson
From cartographer Tim Robinson comes the second title in the Seedbank series, a breathtakingly intimate exploration of one beloved place’s geography, ecology, and history. Footstep by footstep, moment by moment, Robinson takes readers deep into this storied Irish landscape, from the “quibbling, contentious terrain” of Bogland to the shorelines of Inis Ní to the towering peaks of Twelve Pins. LEARN MORE.
When the Whales Leave
Nau’s greatest joy is to visit the sea, where whales gather every morning to gaily spout rainbows. Then, one day, she finds a man in the mist where a whale should be: Reu, who has taken human form out of his Great Love for her. This Seedbank series novel is at once a vibrant retelling of the origin story of the Chukchi and a timely parable about the destructive power of human ego. LEARN MORE.
The Blue Sky
In the high Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, the nomadic Tuvan people’s ancient way of life is colliding with the pervasive influence of modernity. And for Dshurukawaa, a young shepherd boy, this means loss—of his siblings, of his grandmother, and of his beloved dog, Arsylang. Rooted in the oral traditions of the Tuvan people and their epics—reissued as a Seedbank title—weaves the timeless story of a boy poised on the cusp of manhood with the tale of a people’s vanishing way of life. LEARN MORE.
Six Poets from the Greek Lyric Tradition
By Dan Beachy-Quick
A New York Times Book Review “New & Noteworthy” Poetry Collection
A Book Riot “Best Fall 2020 Book in Translation”
Stone-Garland, this new entry in the Seedbank Series, presents translations of poem six poets of the Greek lyric tradition. Anecdotes of Simonides, Anacreon, Archilochus, Theognis, Alcman, and Callimachus may be easy to come by but their poems are restored less often. Dan Beachy-Quick is our guide on this walk through a ruin of lyric poetry. To these reclaimed fragments he brings a love of discovery through lyricism. Returning to the foundations of a poetic tradition that has evolved throughout the ages is a chance to rekindle past identities and relationships to the world. LEARN MORE.
The Kissing of Kissing
In this remarkable debut, which marks the beginning of Multiverse—a literary series written and curated by the neurodivergent—Hannah Emerson’s poems keep, dream, bring, please, grownd, sing, kiss, and listen. They move with and within the beautiful nothing (“of buzzing light”) from which, as she elaborates, everything jumps. LEARN MORE.
The Wanting Way
By Adam Wolfond
In The Wanting Way, the second book in Multiverse, Adam Wolfond proves more than willing to “extend the choreography.” In fact, his entire thrust is out and toward. Each poem moves out along its own underutilized pathway, awakening unseen dimensions for the reader like a wooded night walk suddenly lit by fireflies. LEARN MORE.