THINGS THAT ARE
by Amy Leach
In each essay in this wonderful collection, Amy Leach contemplates humankind's relationship to nature through essays on beavers(when they were fish), nostalgic moths, fainting goats, celestial bodies, and sea cucumbers(please, don't yell at them) among others. With prose that bounces and flits like a Lewis Carroll poem, this is a great book for the beach, but the perfect companion for all your woodland adventures.
—John Cleary, bookseller
How to Set a Fire and Why
by Jesse Ball
Step down, Holden Caulfield. Meet Lucia Stanton. She’s the new kid at school, kicked out of her previous one for stabbing a rich kid in the neck with a pencil. To make some new friends (and perhaps put use to her dead father’s Zippo that she’s always got on her), Lucia joins the secret arson club and she writes its profound and straightforward manifesto. “We must convince the wealthy that they cannot have more than they need!” Jesse Ball has written a new Catcher in the Rye for our generation that proves reading is dangerously fun: “Arson, arson—how it rolls off the tongue!” Easily one of the best books of 2016 by one of my all-time favorite authors.
—Kate Layte, owner + manager
THE HOUR OF LAND
by Terry Tempest Williams
From the incredible author of WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS comes a personal topography of America's national parks. Written in her trademark lyrical prose, this memoir is a series of literary depictions of the most beautiful and beloved spaces in our country. Complete with stunning photographs by photographers like Sally Mann and Lee Friedlander, this environmental writing is perfect to bring on your summer road trip. Read and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds you!
—Katie Eelman, Media + Events Coordinator