A Book of Bees

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Open Road Media #ad - With three hundred hives, hubbell stays busy year-round tending to the bees and harvesting their honey, a process that is as personally demanding as it is rewarding. Exploring the progression of both the author and the hive through the seasons, this is “a book about bees to be sure, but it is also about other things: the important difference between loneliness and solitude; the seasonal rhythms inherent in rural living; the achievement of independence; the accommodating of oneself to nature” The Philadelphia Inquirer.

A new york times notable book: “a melodious mix of memoir, nature journal, and beekeeping manual” Kirkus Reviews.  . Beautifully written and full of exquisitely rendered details, it is a tribute to Hubbell’s wild hilltop in the Ozarks and of the joys of living a complex life in a simple place. Weaving a vivid portrait of her own life and her bees’ lives, author Sue Hubbell lovingly describes the ins and outs of beekeeping on her small Missouri farm, where the end of one honey season is the start of the next.

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A Country Year: Living the Questions

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Open Road Media #ad - A “delightful, witty” memoir about starting over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks Library Journal.    . Alone on a small missouri farm after a thirty-year marriage, Sue Hubbell found a new love—of the winged, buzzing variety.  .  . This is such a book” The San Diego Union-Tribune. Describing the ups and downs of beekeeping from one springtime to the next, A Country Year transports readers to a different, simpler place.

Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world. In a series of exquisite vignettes, hubbell reveals the joys of a life attuned to nature in this heartfelt memoir about life on the land, and of a woman finding her way in middle age.

A Country Year: Living the Questions #ad - Once in a while there comes along a book so calm, so honest, so beautiful that even the most jaded or cynical readers have to say thank you. Then she began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things she cared about.

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Chosen by a Horse: A Memoir

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Soho Press #ad - Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir about the human-animal bond” Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation.    . But while susan is trying to capture the horse assigned to her, a skeletal mare named Lay Me Down walks into her trailer of her own volition. Susan already owns one mare and two geldings—the diva-like Georgia, and hopelessly romantic Hotshot—but it is with Lay Me Down that she forges a special, boyish Tempo, healing relationship that alters her life.

When susan richards agreed to take on the care of one of the abused horses just rescued by the local SPCA, she didn’t know it was about to open a new chapter in her life. Poignant and evocative, chosen by a Horse is a book for anyone who has ever loved a horse, and for everyone who has ever lost a loved one.

Chosen by a Horse: A Memoir #ad - Things had not always been easy for susan—she had lost her mother at the age of five and was raised by uncaring relatives, married unhappily and divorced, and suffered from alcoholism.

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The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - An indispensable collection of the Nobel Prize winner’s most renowned works.  . In ten years’ time, ” wrote edmund wilson in axel’s Castle, “Eliot has left upon English poetry a mark more unmistakable than that of any other poet writing in English. In 1948, eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize “for his work as a trail-blazing pioneer of modern poetry.

This book is made up of six individual titles: four quartets, old possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Collected Poems: 1909–1935, The Family Reunion, Murder in the Cathedral, and The Cocktail Party. It offers not only enjoyment of one of the great talents in contemporary literature, ” “ash wednesday, ” “The Hollow Men, but a deeper understanding of such classics as “The Waste Land, ” “Prufrock, ” “Murder in the Cathedral, ” and “The Cocktail Party.

The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950 #ad - The complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot is indispensable.

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Slade House: A Novel

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Random House #ad - . A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. Rowling and H. Lovecraft, but possesses more psychic voltage than any of them. Pittsburgh post-gazette “Tightly crafted and suspenseful yet warmly human. K. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents—an odd brother and sister—extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student.

We turn to mitchell for brain-tickling puzzle palaces, for character studies and for language. Chicago tribune “A ripping yarn. Praise for slade House“A fiendish delight. Down the road from a working-class british pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House.

Slade House: A Novel #ad - The new york times bestseller by the author of the bone clocks and cloud atlas | named one of the best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, National Post,  BookPage,  NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and Kirkus Reviews Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.

Spanning five decades, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Knickerbocker Classics

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Race Point Publishing #ad - Watson baffled policemen and became famous worldwide for his remarkable observations and even more eccentric habits. Featuring a foreword from renowned holmes scholar, daniel stashower, author ofA Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan DoyleandSherlock Holmes in America, The Complete Sherlock Holmescontains every known Sherlock Holmes tale ever written.

From holmes’ first appearance in “a study in scarlet” 1887 andthe Hound of the Baskervilles1901-1902, through the collection of stories in theThe Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, this deluxe edition boasts the entire Holmes catalogue. From his home – 221b baker street in London - the legendary Sherlock Holmes accompanied by his loyal companion and chronicler, Dr.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Knickerbocker Classics #ad - The next elegant edition in the knickerbocker Classic series isThe Complete Sherlock Holmescomprised of 4 full-length novels and 56 short stories featuring the world’s most famous pipe-smoking detective. Written by sir arthur conan doyle between the years 1867 and 1927, the legendary Sherlock Holmes employed his mastery of deductive reasoning and expert sleuthing to solve an arraying of complex and harrowing cases.

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Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees

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Open Road Media #ad - Alone on a small missouri farm after the end of a thirty-year marriage, Hubbell found a new love—of the winged, buzzing variety. Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world, as well as in writing about her experience.

Taken together, a new york times notable book, and its follow-up, a country Year, the “steadily eloquent” national bestseller, A Book of Bees, offer a moving and fascinating chronicle of Sue Hubbell’s seasonal second life as a commercial beekeeper The Washington Post. As the new york times wrote: “The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life.

Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees #ad - ”. A pair of memoirs about a woman starting her life over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks, from “a latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd” Chicago Tribune. In evocative vignettes, offering exquisitely rendered details of hives, and honey, she takes readers through the seasonal cycle of her life as a beekeeper, harvests, while also reflecting on deeper questions.

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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RosettaBooks #ad - After the suicide of Gilbert’s father, his family never fully recovered. We have already been mesmerized. The philadelphia inquirer   “a funny, touching, caring first novel whose characters are familiar and moving in spite of or perhaps because of their peculiarities. Booklist. And always engaging. The atlantic   “by the book’s exhilaratingly luminous ending .

 .  . This distinctive first novel goes down like a chocolate milkshake but boasts the sharpness and finesse of a complex wine” Publishers Weekly. With no one else to care for arnie, and all four siblings must tend to the needs of their helpless, Gilbert becomes his brother’s main parent, grieving mother.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape #ad - Gilbert grape is a twenty-four-year-old grocery store clerk stuck in Endora, Iowa, where the population is 1, 091 and shrinking. As his family gathers for Arnie’s eighteenth birthday, Gilbert finds himself at a crossroads .  .  . Wonderfully entertaining .  .  .

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Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

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Ecco #ad - Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions. We take it for granted that we can remember, navigate, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced – or disappeared overnight? Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world, empathise and understand the world around us, feel emotion, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders.

From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them to a woman who hears music that’s not there, in some cases, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, brilliant and alarming ways. Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second.

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains #ad - An amazon best nonfiction book of the monthindiebound Bestseller Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary casesOur brains are far stranger than we think. Think the unthinkable. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain.

. In unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive.

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Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - This wise, deeply affecting book is the chronicle of that remarkable time, as Rachel learns how to live in the moment, funny, how to change, how to pay attention to what really matters, how to love—and how to slow down and enjoy the ride. With tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance .  .  . But one day, beth asks rachel to accompany her on public transportation for an entire year—and Rachel accepts.

It might just change your life” Boston Herald. The drivers, are her mentors; her fellow passengers, a lively group, her community—though some display less patience or kindness than others. A “heartwarming, life-affirming” memoir of a relationship with an intellectually disabled sibling: “Read this book.

Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey #ad - Simon comes to the inescapable conclusion that we are all riders on the bus, and on the bus we are all the same. Jacquelyn mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean. Weaving in anecdotes and memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, wrestles with her own limitations and portrays Beth as the endearing, without sentimentality, fierce sisterly loyalty, Rachel Simon brings to light a world that is almost invisible to many people, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, feisty, and astonishing forgiveness, independent person she is.

Beth is a spirited woman with an intellectual disability who lives intensely and often joyfully, and spends most of her days riding the buses in Pennsylvania. Her sister, rachel, a teacher and writer, camouflages her emotional isolation by leading a hyperbusy life.

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The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

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Counterpoint #ad - The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. The library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.

Excellent. Tracks the history of that greatest of all cultural institutions. The washington post Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The Library. Abounds in fascinating tales. The new york Times Book Review. To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders #ad - Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama.

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