Robin Chin Roemer

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From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre

A solid, accessible overview of feminist theater from a Western, mostly 20th-century perspective. Recommended as an introduction to the subject, or for general fans of cultural histories.

Gluten-Free Baking At Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More

A lovingly precise collection of gluten-free baking classics, stunning yet never showy. Highly recommended for bakers of all skill levels.

Re-Bisoning the West: Restoring an American Icon to the Landscape

A fast-paced and readable look at the recent history and immediate future of bison in the American landscape. Recommended for those interested in conservation efforts, especially in the American West.


Simple Cake: All You Need To Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake

A love letter to the power of unfussy baking, family celebrations, and simple experiences. For novice bakers, bakers with children, and cake-eating minimalists.


Bake from Scratch

This voluminous collection of baking surprises in the Bake From Scratch tradition is recommended for home bakers of at least moderate experience, plus fans of the Bake from Scratch magazine.

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

An invigorating romp through time and space that brings fresh perspective to the science of human history. Highly recommended for general fans of science writing, human history, and of Christian's previous work with the Big History Project or the TED organization.

How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

A work of participatory journalism that shines new light on psychedelics and the people who study them. Recommended for fans of Pollan, science journalism, and studies of the mind.

The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning

A fast look at digital learning as it relates to library instruction and assessment. Best for LIS students and early career librarians in public services.

Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

An engrossing cautionary tale for lovers of nature and the Great Lakes in particular. Recommended for students and enthusiasts of environmental science and history.

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