Adventure

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle Book exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. GoodReads Reviews Back to GoodReads

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Moby Dick, Herman Melville

One of our favorite books, which also influenced our Back to the Garden. Thus begins one of the most famous journeys in literature—the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod and its embattled, monomaniacal Captain Ahab. Ishmael quickly learns that the Pequod’s captain sails for revenge against the elusive Moby Dick, […]

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The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert

Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist—but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. Written in the bold, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert’s wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to […]

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Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny – Caroline Woodward

In this long-awaited novel, Caroline Woodward returns to her Peace River roots. Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny is a contemporary story about middle-aged love enduring despite prolonged separations. The story winds around Penny Toland, resolute ranch wife and part-time teacher, and her husband, Wade, reluctant rancher and good man, […]

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Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell

The stunning new novel from Costa Award winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976. It’s July 1976. In London, it hasn’t rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his […]

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Floodland, Marcus Sedgwick

Visit Amazon for ordering. Ten-year-old Zoe is desperate. In a not-too-distant future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of the planet’s land is underwater, she is alone with one precious possession–a rowboat. With it, she can navigate the few bits of land still visible in search of […]

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Flight of the Goose: A Story of the Far North, Lesley Thomas

Flight of the Goose: a Story of the Far North is award-winning fiction set in the Alaskan Arctic. Told from both Kayuqtuq’s and Leif’s perspectives, Flight of the Goose is a tale of cultural conflict, spiritual awakening, redemption and love in a time when things were, to use the phrase of […]

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A Being Darkly Wise, John Atcheson

After answering a newspaper ad, Pete Anderson encounters Jake Christianson, a physicist, a former Navy SEAL, and a disciple of Lynx, one of the last of the Dunne-za Indians. After three months of training, Pete finds himself and eleven others plunged into a Neolithic paradise. But as Jake reveals that […]

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Freaking Green, Laura F. Sanchez

Jasmine Hayward’s dreams for her junior year focus on guys, friends and landing the lead roles in her high school’s plays. Then Jasmine’s cashed-strapped family is forced to cut their carbon footprint by 80 percent to win $5 million. Suddenly everything Jasmine does, from getting to school to making a […]

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Power’s Out, Rachel Meehan

From Rachel Meehan: THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING. Thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest “You could almost imagine everything was like before,” said Nairne, staring at the distant lights. “But it’s just an illusion, a few people hanging on to something that’s already dead.” “You don’t think we can […]

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