Our Books

 

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Tim Robinson

In the second volume of his beloved Connemara trilogy, cartographer Tim Robinson continues to unearth the stories of this rich landscape—weaving placelore, etymology, geology, and the meeting of sea and shore into the region’s mythologies...

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John Cotter

A devastating memoir that sheds urgent, bracingly honest light on both the taboos surrounding disability and the limits of medical science.

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Erin Sharkey

A vibrant collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory.

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Priyanka Kumar

“Birds are my almanac. They tune me into the seasons, and into myself.” So begins this lively collection of essays by acclaimed filmmaker and novelist Priyanka Kumar.

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Chris Dombrowski

“We are matter and long to be received by an Earth that conceived us, which accepts and reconstitutes us, its children, each of us, without exception, every one. The journey is long, and then we start homeward, fathomless as to what home...

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Juliet Patterson

A sublimely elegant, fractured reckoning with the legacy and inheritance of suicide in one American family.

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Dara McAnulty

From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it.

As the Amazon burns, Fábio Zuker shares stories of resistance, self-determination, and kinship with the land.  

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Kerri ní Dochartaigh

In Thin Places, a luminous blend of memoir, history, and nature writing, Kerri ní Dochartaigh explores how nature kept her sane and helped her heal after The Troubles, 

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Kazim Ali

In building relationships with his former neighbors, Ali explores questions of land and power―and in remembering a lost connection to this place, finally finds a home he might belong to.

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Emilie Buchwald

The formative years of Milkweed Editions – a story told by its cofounder. In the 1970s and ‘80s, as major New York publishing houses were consolidating and growing ever larger, small nonprofit presses and journals emerged.

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Victoria Chang

From poet Victoria Chang, a collection of literary letters and mementos on the art of remembering across generations.

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Margaret Renkl

In a patchwork quilt of personal and reported essays, Margaret Renkl’s columns offer a dose of natural beauty, human decency, and persistent hope from her home in Nashville.

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Antonio Michael Downing

Tracing the author’s journey from the tropical forests of Trinidad to the stark landscape of rural Canada—as well as that of his personal, musical metamorphosis—this is a poignant memoir of overcoming and belonging.

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Darrel J. McLeod

Following his award-winning debut memoir, Mamaskatch, which masterfully portrayed a Cree coming-of-age in rural Canada, Darrel J. McLeod continues the poignant story of his adulthood.

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Margaret Renkl

From Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family—and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.

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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. 

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Max Ritvo and Sarah Ruhl

Studded with poems and songs, this correspondence is a deeply moving portrait of a friendship, and a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and joy.

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Gregory Orr

Orr articulates his journey in language as lyrical as it is authentic, gifting us all with a singular tale of survival, and of the transformation of suffering into art.

21 | 19: Contemporary Poets and the North American Nineteenth-Century, edited by Kristen Case and Alexandra Manglis
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Alexandra Manglis and Kristen Case

21|19 offers a re-reading of the “American Renaissance” and new possibilities for imaginative critical practice today.

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Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor

A multicultural anthology about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. 

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Darrel J. McLeod

Thrillingly written in a series of fractured vignettes, and unflinchingly honest, Mamaskatch is a heartbreaking account of how traumas are passed down from one generation to the next.

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Elizabeth Rush

Rising weaves the firsthand accounts of those who are living through sea level rise today with eyewitness reporting from our shoreline’s disappearing places.

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Karen Babine

Feed a fever, starve a cold, but what do we do for cancer? Generous and bittersweet, these essays ponder the intimate connections between food, family, and illness.

A Year in the Wilderness | Milkweed Editions
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Amy & Dave Freeman

This is the story of the Freeman's year bearing witness to wild places and a passionate argument for the value of wilderness, told in visceral, immediate language and gorgeous photos.

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Dan Beachy-Quick

From “one of the preeminent American visionaries of our moment” (G. C. Waldrep), a singular reflection on living well in a time of distraction and despair.

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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...

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Alex Lemon

This is a fragmented exploration of what it means to be a man in twenty-first-century America—and a harrowing, associative memoir about how we live with the beauties and horrors of our pasts.

Body of Water
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Chris Dombrowski

The author was in the Bahamas, pursuing bonefish, 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 industry, and enlightenment.

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Jon Lurie

A trip becomes an odyssey of self-discovery. Written in gritty, honest prose, Canoeing with José is a remarkable journey.

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J. Drew Lanham

This memoir is a riveting exploration of the contradictions of Black identity in the rural South, asking what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity.”

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Tim Winton

In this beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir, Tim Winton explores Australia’s unique landscape, and how that singular place has shaped him and his writing.

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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...

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