Sheri

 

Sheri wonders why she didn't move to Washington sooner. She buys new and used books at Village Books. In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading, baking, and watching dogs. She likes reading nearly anything about animals, especially dogs, fiction, fantasy, cookbooks, memoirs about people cooking and baking, books about nature and conservation, and reporters giving an in depth look on just about anything. She like nearly anything about dogs, wolves, or whales ... fiction-historical, magical, mysterious, a little sci fi, then there's cookbooks and books about people cooking and baking. Books about nature and conservation.

And reporters giving an in depth look on just about anything. And memoirs.


 

Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781577318972
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Published: New World Library - May 4th, 2010

Although the author does stays at a friend's 12 by 12 cabin without electricity or running water, this book is not about living in a rustic dwelling. It is about finding your own path to a truly satisfying life while cherishing the earth and its inhabitants. Powers suggests that we have something to learn from other cultures who may not have much, but have found a rich balance between work and play. Filled with stories about the cabin's owner, a doctor who doesn't use her title and earns only $11,000 so as not to pay war taxes, and a local man thwarted by local politicians from planning a community filled with life instead of corporate boxes this book gives you plenty to ponder.


The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807068847
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Published: Beacon Press - October 1st, 2008

From a poet who teaches us the beauty and magic of the natural world comes a reminder that this world includes "the creatures, with their / thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their / infallible sense of what their lives / are meant to be."


City of Refuge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061238611
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Published: HarperTorch - August 19th, 2008

Reaching across America-from the neighborhoods of New Orleans to Houston, Chicago, and elsewhere-CITY OF REFUGE explores this turning point in American culture. Like John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, it sounds complex chords of race, class, culture, and regional identity, but always through the double helix of these two families' lives. Piazza's characters will live in readers' minds and hearts, and their encounter with the storm will confront us all with raw truths about our nation and ourselves. Rich with emotional insight and unforgettable scenes, it will challenge, and deeply move, every reader.


Death on the Barrens: A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic Cover Image
By George James Grinnell, Roderick MacIver (Illustrator), George Luste (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781556438820
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Published: North Atlantic Books - April 20th, 2010

Thrown out of Harvard the same day his father commits suicide, George James Grinnell yearns to escape from civilization. He takes his chance on a three month canoeing expedition through the Canadian Barrens. There he revels in the pristine vistas devoid of man while vacillating between fear of dying and awe. Eventually he feels himself disappearing into the landscape, just another caribou in the food chain. Death on the Barrens is a fascinating glimpse at the actions of six men when they have nothing left to confront but themselves.


Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152062422
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 1st, 2008

This is a story about a young woman growing up in a country overrun by invaders for 17 years. Her culture is full of learning and reading, but now most of the books have been destroyed because the invaders fear reading. She herself must read in secret. As I read this book I wished that our culture would evolve into something akin to that of these peaceful people.


A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596915244
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 10th, 2008

A grand tale of obsession about the brilliant Glenn Gould and the unique, temperamental instrument he came to love beyond all others, by a top "New York Times" writer. Glenn Gould was one of the most complex, brilliant artists of the twentieth century, a musician famous for bizarre habits: he wore a hat and gloves even on the warmest summer day; refused to shake hands for fear of germs or damaged fingers; hummed and conducted himself while he played; and traveled the world with a battered old chair, refusing to perform while sitting on anything else.


Red Rover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143113546
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2008

The Soloist (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679759263
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Published: Vintage - February 7th, 1995

The Cellist of Sarajevo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594483653
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2009

The Glister Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385527644
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 10th, 2009

Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416585831
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Published: Atria Books - February 10th, 2009

Little Face Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143114086
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 2008

"Little Face is a wonderful work, a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer's magic. Chilling, tantalizing, and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying."-Barbara D'Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts "Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb: Her characters are vivid, the novel's challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ingenious."-The Sunday Times (London) "Outstandingly chilling."-The Spectator


The Tree of Meaning: Language, Mind and Ecology Cover Image
By Robert Bringhurst, Jim Harrison (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781582435053
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 1st, 2009

Promise of the Wolves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416569985
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2008

The Echo Maker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312426439
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Published: Picador USA - August 21st, 2007

My Abandonment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780151014149
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 1st, 2009

Song Yet Sung Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594483509
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 6th, 2009

Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd (World as Home) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313089
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Published: Milkweed Editions - January 1st, 2008