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Lopez, Barry Holstun

Summary: "This collection represents part of the enduring legacy of Barry Lopez, hailed as a 'national treasure' (Outside) and "one of our finest writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) when he died in December 2020. An ardent steward of the land, fearless traveler, and unrivaled observer of nature and culture in all its forms, Lopez lost much of the Oregon property where he had lived for over fifty...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Lopez

Stocking, Kathleen

Summary: Introspective essays that interpret life and effort through nature and the primal cycles of life.--Adapted from back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rivertree Press 2019

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2 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 910 Stocking

Mayes, Frances

Summary: "A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home. While Frances Mayes is known for her travels, she has always sought a sense of home wherever she goes. In this poetic testament to the power of place in our lives, Mayes reflects on "home," from the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2022

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Summary: "This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times--be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache"--Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Black Balloon Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 Eat 2019

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: The author presents a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 Adichie

Hurston, Zora Neale

Summary: "One of the most acclaimed artists of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston was a gifted novelist, playwright, and essayist. Drawn from three decades of her work, this anthology showcases her development as a writer, from her early pieces expounding on the beauty and precision of African American art to some of her final published works, covering the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Hurston

Summary: The essays approach Michigan at the atomic level. This is a place where weather patterns and ecology matter. Farmers, miners, shippers, and loggers have built (or lost) their livelihood on Michigan's nature-what could and could not be made out of our elements. From freshwater lakes that have shaped the ground beneath our feet to the industrial ebb and flow of iron ore and wind power-ours is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2018

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 810.8 Oomen 2019

Fitzgerald, Isaac

Summary: "Isaac Fitzgerald has lived many lives. He's been an altar boy, a bartender, a fat kid, a smuggler, a biker, a prince of New England. But before all that, he was a bomb that exploded his parents' lives--or so he was told. In Dirtbag, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald, with warmth and humor, recounts his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Fitzgerald

Rather, Dan

Summary: "In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 RATHER 2017

Ripa, Kelly

Summary: "A sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Kelly Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2022

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Sedaris, David

Summary: Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 Sedaris

Dennis, Jerry

Summary: Up North in Michigan, the new collection from celebrated nature writer Jerry Dennis, captures its author’s lifelong journey to better know this place he calls home by exploring it in every season, in every kind of weather, on foot, on bicycle, in canoes and cars. The essays in this book are more than an homage to a particular region, its people, and its natural wonders. They are a reflection on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 2021

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Gay, Ross

Summary: "In The Book of Delights, one of today's most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay's funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend's unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Gay

Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Levy

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Tales 2017

Atwood, Margaret

Summary: "From literary icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of nonfiction-funny, erudite, intimate, impassioned, and always startlingly prescient-which grapples with such wide-ranging topics as: Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How do we get rid of the immense amount of plastic that's littering our seas and lands? How much of yourself can you give away without...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 Atwood

Chabon, Michael

Summary: Essays inspired by Chabon's interactions with his four children and his own father illuminate the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Chabon 2018

Morrison, Toni

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Morris 2019

Patchett, Ann

Summary: "The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 Patchett

Summary: A collection of essays accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photography from a diverse group of women on the moment they realized they were ready to fight for themselves--including Gloria Steinem, Lena Waithe, Joanna Gaines, BrandiCarlile, Beanie Feldstein, Cynthia Erivo, and Billie Jean King, among others.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 My

Sedaris, David

Summary: The best-selling author offers a new collection of satirical and humorous essays that chronicle his own life and ordinary moments that turn beautifully absurd, including how he coped with the pandemic, his thoughts on becoming an orphan in his seventh decade, and the battle-scared America he discovered when he resumed touring.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown and Company 2022

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Sedaris, David

Summary: David Sedaris captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, and expresses the misanthropy and desire for connection that drives us all.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2022

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 814 Sedaris

Smith, Zadie

Summary: "Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel, White Teeth, almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also as a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 SMITH 2018

Tolentino, Jia

Summary: A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.73 Tolentino 2019

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