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Rich Hjulstrom Advocates for Susan Orlean Cover Picture

Rich Hjulstrom Advocates for Susan Orlean

June 1, 2019 by Rich Hjulstrom

A book about libraries, you say? Sounds dull. Not so with Orlean’s ability to weave a whodunit into the cause of the fire, with vignettes about the sometimes wacky patrons and employees at the L.A. libraries, and a beautiful look at the commitment of the city and the local community to rescue books during the fire and to rebuild the library.

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Kitty Pochman advocates for Sylvia Earle

May 24, 2019 by Kitty Pochman

By virtue of living on Nantucket we have an intimate relationship with the ocean. Coastlines and coastal communities are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change on our oceans. Pick up your own copy of Blue Hope and be mesmerized by the spectacular photographs reminding us that we too must care for the magnificent ocean resources.

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Mary Haft advocates for Lea Carpenter

May 17, 2019 by Mary Haft

Finely wrought and deeply felt narrative brought me to Lea Carpenter with her first book, Eleven Days. As a Marine Mom with a son deployed in Afghanistan, I identified with her Navy Seal mother, struggling against the tide of rising war, waiting for news of her son who has gone missing during a mission.

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Ann Sullivan advocates for Madeline Miller

May 14, 2019 by Ann Sullivan

With Circe, Madeline Miller has given us a gorgeous retelling of an ancient story. Do not be tempted to believe this is your average English 101 reading of The Odyssey. And although we have known the ending of this story for thousands of years, there is real suspense...

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John Shea advocates for John Burnham Schwartz

May 10, 2019 by John Shea

Acclaimed author John Burnham Schwartz’s new novel The Red Daughter is my favorite kind of book – gripping historical fiction where facts of the past comes to literary life through the prism of imagination.

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