Venessa Hughes

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The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning

With charming sketches of the various mushrooms Woon encounters, this moving memoir explores one woman’s journey through grief and will please fans of personal narratives as well as those who may be interested in mushroom foraging.


Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

An important addition for women’s studies, social justice, and health science collections.

Seasons: Desert Sketches

A short but vital collection of vignettes about nature and place that readers in libraries in the West would especially appreciate.

The Women's Suffrage Movement

An essential compilation for libraries wishing to add to their women's studies and history collections.

Community-Scale Composting Systems: A Comprehensive Practical Guide for Closing the Food System Loop and Solving Our Waste Crisis

While intended as a technical manual for farmers and other large-scale community composters, this book will also be useful to everyday gardeners, city planners, urban designers, and activists, especially the sections addressing smaller-scale systems.

A Song for the River

Readers who enjoy personal narratives and nature writing will be drawn to this book, which is a nice companion to the author's earlier work, Fire Season.

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

A moving account of a vanishing place, sure to satisfy anyone concerned with climate change, environmental issues, and anthropology.

The Myth of the American Dream | Collection Development: Income Inequality

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