Nonfiction
Learning to See the Physical Features of Your Neighborhood
By 
William Morrish and Catherine Brown

This book is the first of its kind, providing a thoughtful, practical process for neighborhood planning for concerned citizens as well as professional planners.

Poetry
By 
Ralph Black

These poems explore the territory of longing and loss, love and family, wild land and city street. With nods to Johannes Brahms and Joseph Haydn, Pablo Neruda, Theodore Roethke, and Christopher Smart, this collection tells of a passion for being in the world, a desire to make meaningful contact with the sensuous, both natural and human.

Nonfiction
Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief
By 
William Kittredge

In this book, the author tells the story of his family’s homestead in the Great Basin, a ranch worked by horses when he was a boy and transformed into an agribusiness by the time he was a grown man. Recounting his life as farmer and writer, he advocates for a new set of radical stories about the West, stories to foster compassion and caretaking.

The Country of Language
Nonfiction
By 
Scott Russell Sanders

Here the author recalls the stories and experiences that have guided him as a writer, and speaks on behalf of a life rooted in the commonplace. Emerging from his work is the conviction that moments of interaction with the nonhuman world restore the sanity and courage needed to address the griefs of the human community.

The Ocean Within
Young Readers
By 
V.M. Caldwell

Elizabeth is the newest member of the big and boisterous Sheridan family. They try to make her feel at home, but Elizabeth knows from previous experience in foster homes that one day she’ll be sent away. Now all the Sheridan kids are headed to the beach for a vacation at their grandmother’s house. Will Elizabeth’s attitude ruin everyone’s vacation?

Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism
Nonfiction
Essays on Art and Activism
By 
Rick Bass

A creature almost mythic, Colter—the brown dog of the Yaak—charges through mountain valleys following the scent of game. In this book, the author gives a history of his years with Colter—including vignettes about interactions with well-known writers—as a way of understanding what is intuitive in himself and his quest to create art.

Nonfiction
Writing as Reciprocal Creation
By 
Pattiann Rogers

An award-winning poet, a mother, a lover of the land and every creature in it, as well as a student of zoology, the author is at home in the vocabulary of nature. In this work of prose punctuated and intensified by poetry, she describes the genesis of her most admired verse and reveals how and why she writes.

Young Readers
By 
Laura E. Williams

Skinhead. Neo-Nazi. Lexi Jordan knows the names her friends use to talk about themselves, but she isn’t quite sure what they mean. She knows the tattoo on her head and her heavy boots are part of belonging—and Lexi wants to belong. But she begins to wonder just how safe she is when the group begins to do things that make her increasingly uneasy.

Fiction
Tales of the South Bronx
By 
Abraham Rodriguez, Jr.

In these truth-telling stories about a neighborhood of Puerto Rican adolescents growing up in the South Bronx, we meet the youth who fight every day for survival in our cities.

Nonfiction
Lu Chi's Wen Fu
By 
Lu Chi

Written in the third century, this is one of the earliest Chinese works about the use of language, intended for those who wish to engage the art of letters at its deepest levels. In sixteen sections, it discusses the joys and problems that face both writer and reader and provides basic insights about many techniques of writing.

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