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The Plants of the Appalachian Trail: A Hiker’s Guide to 398 Species

A recommended ready reference for hikers, especially for readers planning a trek along the Appalachian Trail. Some plant descriptions, especially toward the beginning of the book, seem to be written for an academic audience, while others are more informal, especially once readers get to the slime molds.

Essential Knit Sweaters: Patterns for Every Sweater You Ever Wanted To Wear Every Day

For knitters who already have general knowledge about standard terms for this craft form. Readers interested in understanding how and why different construction elements are employed will especially enjoy this title.

A Gardener at the End of the World

A well-written chronicle of a gardening year, a pandemic, and their intertwined histories. Will appeal to a broad range of readers.

The 20-Minute Vegan: Quick, Easy Food (That Just So Happens To Be Plant-Based)

Recommended as a different approach to vegan cooking, especially where Harris’s social media presence is popular.

Private Gardens of Philadelphia

Recommended for larger collections, especially those in mid-Atlantic states.

The Flowers of Provence

An attractive work that focuses solely on Provence. Best suited for libraries with large photography collections or a special interest in France.

Beauty in Bloom: Floral Portraits

This title may be best suited to libraries with large photography collections, which can accommodate this trim size.

Norway’s Knitted Heritage: The History, Surprises, and Power of Traditional Nordic Sweater Patterns

Likely to appeal more to those studying the history of clothing than to the casual knitter.

New York Green: Discovering the City’s Most Treasured Parks and Gardens

Recommended for libraries in or near New York City. This book would also be useful as a travel guide or a resource on the history of public green spaces and options to explore.

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