Book mentions in this thread

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    The Sea Is Not Made of Water

    by Adam Nicolson

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    Summer

    by Ali Smith

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    The Living Mountain

    by Nan Shepherd

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    A Woman in the Polar Night

    by Christiane Ritter

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    Islands of Abandonment

    by Cal Flyn

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    About This Life

    by Barry Lopez

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    The Home Place

    by J. Drew Lanham

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    Wild And Wilful

    by Neha Sinha

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    The Foghorn's Lament

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    Curious Boy

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    Keats

    by Lucasta Miller

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    Bring Up the Bodies

    by Hilary Mantel

    WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE The sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head? Bring Up the Bodies is one of The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2012, one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012 and one of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2012
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    A Conscious Englishman

    by Margaret Keeping

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    Entangled Life

    by Merlin Sheldrake

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    Why We Swim

    by Bonnie Tsui

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    The Gestapo

    by Jacques Delarue

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    Be Brave, Be Strong

    by Jill Homer

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    Gun Island

    by Amitav Ghosh

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    Whistling in the Dark

    by Richard Mabey

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    The Moor

    by Laurie R. King

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    Why Rebel

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    Vesper Flights

    by Helen Macdonald

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    Lonesome Dove

    by Larry McMurtry

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    The Professor and the Madman

    by Simon Winchester

    The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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    The Kalevala

    by Elias Lönnrot

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    The Wild Places (Landscapes)

    by Robert Macfarlane

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    The Lost Steps

    by Alejo Carpentier

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    Secular Buddhism

    by Stephen Batchelor

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    John Barry

    by Eddi Fiegel

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    Place Called Freedom

    by Ken Follett

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    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    by George Saunders

    Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times.
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    An Orkney tapestry

    by George Mackay BROWN

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    The Song of Names

    by Norman Lebrecht

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    Inheritors of the Earth

    by Chris D. Thomas

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    Nerve

    by Eva Holland

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    The Summer Walkers

    by Timothy Neat

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    The Faraway Nearby

    by Rebecca Solnit

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    Felicity

    by Mary Oliver

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    Apocalypse Never

    by Michael Shellenberger

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    Thin Places

    by Jordan Kisner