Ken Ilgunas's memoir, Walden on Wheels, presents the all too common experience of the debt-ridden liberal studies college graduate with few prospects for gainful or meaningful employment. At the age of 18, the author unwittingly takes out about $35,000 in loans for his undergraduate...
Book Genre: Philosophy
I am a BIG fan of the books published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and quickly pounced on their new biography about Chuck Close, an American painter best known for his BIG paintings of the human face. Face Book is a massaged and amped up presentation based on an...
Nature eats itself alive, explodes into dazzling landscapes, and Annie Dillard watches with a ferocious curiosity and reports back in beautiful prose. Can you tell I loved this book? A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is an observation, a meditation, and an exhilarating celebration about Dillard’s time...
In a 2011 interview with The Guardian, Maurice Sendak said "I refuse to lie to children." Were he alive today, Sendak would be very pleased with Matthue Rothm and Rohan Daniel Eason's retelling of three...
Rolling in the sea, muscles contracting with cold, drowning -- so begins our acquaintance with 16-year-old Seth. Dying, he leaves one reality for an alternate, horrific one in the desolated, unpopulated English village of his birth ... a place Seth hasn't lived in years. Why is he...
A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country. Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...
Waiting for the Library's copy of The Unreal and The Real by Ursula Le Guin feels like waiting for Godot. Fortunately, I spied Chiang's collection of stories. Chiang, like Le Guin, doesn't always write between the genre lines which is exactly what I like. ...
Truly comforting wisdom for life, whether you're dealing with illness, death or transformation of any kind. Thích Nhá̂t Hạnh reminds us of all the common sense we've lost.
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