Young Readers
A Novel
By 
Natasha Friend

Isabelle Lee is a typical, wisecracking, middle-of-the-pack girl who just happens to be dealing with some big issues. Her father has died and no one—especially her mother—wants to talk about it. Meanwhile, Isabelle’s sister has messed everything up by ratting Isabelle out to their mom about her eating disorder.

Fiction
By 
Susan Power

These stories evoke a world in which spirits and the living commingle and Sioux culture and modern life collide with disarming power, humor, and joy. The characters grapple with potent forces of family, history, and belief—forces that at times dare them to do more to feed their identity, and at times simply paralyze them.

Young Readers
A Story of Finnish Immigrants
By 
Isabel Marvin

Thirteen-year-old Anna Kallio often thinks about the way life was before her mother died. When Anna and her brother realize how lonely their father is, they plot to find him a new wife, even trying to arrange a match with one of the “mail order” brides arriving from Finland. But the results are different from anything that Anna expected.

Poetry
By 
David Romtvedt

Offering perspectives both intimate and expansive in nature, these poems are informed by the immediate, rural landscape of Wyoming, as well as sociopolitical forces outside the speaker’s control. This collection speaks to an American consciousness, both at home and abroad, and an arching dedication to personal obligations.

Winter Creek: One Writer's Natural History
Nonfiction
One Writer's Natural History
By 
John Daniel

A disarmingly honest story of the author’s restless, rootless, disaffected youth, looking for meaning in drugs and an active outdoor life in the West. From time spent fishing, climbing, and making a living logging—as well as through friendships with writers—he developed an ethos based on the glory of living with one’s senses and an open mind.

Wild Card Quilt
Nonfiction
The Ecology of Home
By 
Janisse Ray

In these short pieces—sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking—the author chronicles her return to a hometown in need of repair, physical and otherwise, after seventeen years away. Syrup boils, alligator trapping, and fighting to save the town’s school: this book crafts a compelling argument for the possibilities of rural community.

On the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Nonfiction
An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
By 
Gretchen Legler

Hoping to get away from the complexities of her life, the author arrived at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station with the intention of researching the landscape; what she found, instead, was a zany population of misfits and dreamers. This is an exploration of one of the most unexplored places on earth and the people who are drawn to it.

Nonfiction
Words and Wildness in the Vermont Woods
By 
John Elder

In these essays, the author describes how he found a way to balance his passions for literature and for the outdoors by building a sugarhouse with his sons in the Vermont woods. For him, the “frog run”—the tail end of the sugaring season in New England—is a time to savor the fleeting beauties of his family’s place on earth.

Fiction
A Novel of the Russian Revolution
By 
Sandra Birdsell
FINALIST FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

Born into a Mennonite community on the Russian steppes, Katya Vogt lives with her family on the large and wealthy Sudermann estate. Their religion, their traditions, and the luxurious green of their fields set them apart from the surrounding Russian peasants. Then revolution comes, and Katya is tested by a world upended.

Firekeeper: Selected Poems
Poetry
Selected Poems
By 
Pattiann Rogers

With firm roots in science and the natural world, the author’s poems have been compared to Emerson’s and Whitman’s. She has written about motherhood, art, science, spirituality, and the tension between humanity and wildness. This edition presents the best work from her career in one powerfully compact book.

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