Flores, Dan

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Wild New World: The Epic Story of Animals and People in America

An important, if dryly narrated, account of humans as accidental and purposeful animals of environmental extinction. Recommended for fans of environmental histories and scholars of the same.

The Silver Women: How Black Women’s Labor Made the Panama Canal

Flores-Villalobos beautifully tells the story of these women and brings this important history to life using a vast array of archival sources. A recommended purchase for academic libraries.

The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World

A beautifully descriptive, lyrical love letter to Greenland that brings to life what it is like to work as a field scientist, from the daily hardships to the excitement of discovery. Readers who enjoy memoirs of field scientists, especially those set in polar areas like My Penguin Year by Lindsay McCrae, will relish this book.

Tears of the Trufflepig

Austinite writer/bookseller Flores has created a nightmarish if fascinating vision of a borderland of multiple, parallel walls; designer genetic experimentation; and grisly violence—all dabbed liberally with folkloric strokes. For fans of magical realism and near-future settings, e.g., Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, and of Hunter S. Thompson's psychedelic energy.

Adventures in Chicken: 150 Amazing Recipes from the Creator of Adventuresincooking.com

This title will satisfy the cravings of chicken lovers who enjoyed Diana Henry's excellent A Bird in the Hand.

Coyote America: A Natural & Supernatural History

This title would make an excellent companion to Hope Ryden's God's Dog and Shreve Stockton's The Daily Coyote and is highly recommended for natural history enthusiasts interested in moving beyond the conventional wisdom about coyotes to gain a deeper understanding of their presence in our midst.

Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30–30!

For advanced scholars of 20th-century Latin American literature, art, and culture.


Beautifully presented and thoughtfully written, this insightful examination of Giotto's career and works belongs in all libraries. Highly recommended.

Visions of the Big Sky

With thoughtful and well-researched essays, this title is recommended for art and history students from high school through college and others interested in exploring the history of the West and Southwest through artwork.

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