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Outdoor Kids in an Inside World: Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature

Fans of Rinella’s popular show and nature lovers will enjoy this manual to outdoor pursuits.

Write for Your Life

Highly recommended for those looking for a means of coming to terms with their lives and the world around them.

The Tears of a Man Flow Inward: Growing Up in the Civil War in Burundi

Irankunda joins other writers from the African continent (see Rwandan Clemantine Wamariya’s The Girl Who Smiled Beads and Liberian Wayétu Moore’s The Dragons, the Giant, the Women) in giving eloquent and stirring witness to a childhood shattered by war and the legacies of colonialism.

Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: Reporters of the Lost Generation in a World at War

Highly recommended for readers who enjoy biographies, modern history, and politics.

Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation

An engaging and thoroughly researched memoir relaying a family history that is at turns recognizable and abhorrent, as an honest and typical history of American exceptionalism, racism, and misogyny. Will appealing to lovers of memoirs, family secrets, genealogy, and the sociological makeup threading U.S. history.

The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir

This is an outstanding contribution for any library about one personal experience of political upheaval in Hong Kong.

Otherlands: Journeys in Earth’s Extinct Ecosystems

Halliday’s brilliantly imaginative reconstructions, his deft marshalling of complex science, offers a thrilling experience of deep-time nature for pop-science buffs.

Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons

Already noted for his skillful writing on music, Denk proves equally adept at memoir. Anyone with an interest in music will find this an excellent read; those with a good grounding in classical music or with time to listen and reflect on the pieces Denk analyzes will find this book even more rewarding.

Lost & Found

Overall, the narrative is somewhat philosophical and perhaps a little cerebral, as it discusses loss and seeking, but it’s full of curiosity and a great deal of love and compassion that readers will relish. Recommended for most libraries and an excellent book club selection.

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