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Nissa's Place
Young Readers
A. LaFaye
Fancy Beasts
Poetry
Alex Lemon
Thirst
Fiction
Ken Kalfus
Young Readers
Natasha Friend
Driftless
Fiction
David Rhodes

Home to a few hundred people yet absent from state maps, Words, Wisconsin, comes richly to life by way of an extraordinary cast of characters: a cantankerous retiree, a lifelong paraplegic, a former drifter, and many others. At once intimate and...

Young Readers
Jessica Lee Anderson

Manz is sure of one thing—he lives on the wrong side of the tracks in dusty Rockhill, Texas. Life is tough for everyone—his hard-drinking mother, her truck-driving boyfriend, even his privileged friend Jed—but especially for Manz, the mixed-race...

Journal of a Prairie
Nonfiction
Paul Gruchow
The Easter House
Fiction
David Rhodes
Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska
Nonfiction
Seth Kantner

This fascinating account of life on North America’s last frontier chronicles the transformation of the Arctic as the mainstream moves relentlessly north. Essays and photographs offer an ode to respect––that oft-forsaken, unromantic quality––for...

Water Steps
Young Readers
A. LaFaye
The Book of Props
Poetry
Wayne Miller
Pig Magic
Young Readers
Julie Crabtree
A Whaler's Dictionary
Nonfiction
Dan Beachy-Quick

From one of the nation’s most dynamic and celebrated young poets, an extended dialogue with the greatest masterpiece of American literature, Moby-Dick.

Taking its inspiration—and, for that matter, its form—from Ishmael’s...

Slant
Young Readers
Laura E. Williams
Love of Impermanent Things
Nonfiction
Mary Rose O'Reilley
I Am Death
Fiction
Gary Amdahl
The Year of the Sawdust Man
Young Readers
A. LaFaye
Hallelujah Blackout
Poetry
Alex Lemon

Rapturous and electric, these poems take us through a glittering underworld of illness and recovery, on a confrontational, explosive trip that is at once euphoric and brutal. Without relying on familiar narratives of despair and pity, this...

Being Caribou
Nonfiction
Karsten Heuer

In April 2003, the author and his wife set out with the Porcupine caribou herd as they journeyed from the Yukon Territory to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On the caribou’s trail, two people learn what is possible when they immerse...

The Blue Sky
Fiction
Galsan Tschinag

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...

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