Patricia Ann Owens

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A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

Recommended for all libraries, especially those with environmental and social and political justice collections. This evocative work will haunt readers long after they’ve finished reading.


The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West

A worthwhile addition for environmental collections that will appeal to readers of regional literature.

The White Darkness

Grann's vivid, descriptive writing together with the passionate reading by Will Patton make this an outstanding listen. A modern-day hero dedicated to a goal is much needed in today's society. ["Solidifies Worsley as one of the great leaders and explorers of the modern age who has pushed the limits of human achievement, while also providing a fresh narrative of Shackleton's accomplishments": LJ 11/15/18 review of the Doubleday hc.]

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

Fans of Dodge City and general readers will find this detail-laden volume appealing.

The Banker and the Blackfoot: An Untold Story of Friendship, Trust, and Broken Promises in the Old West

A well-told narrative with a cast of fascinating characters provides a true accounting of Western and frontier settlement and cultural change. Recommended for libraries with regional and biographical collections.

Has Anyone Seen the President?

A conversation starter and useful for government/current events teachers; also recommended for public libraries.—Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Coll., Mt. Carmel

Come West and See

Fans of dark short stories and regional fiction may be interested.

Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities

A thought-provoking collection recommended for libraries with environmental collections.

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