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  • A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

    By Harry Crews

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780820317595
    • Publisher: The University of Georgia Press
    • Published: October 1995
    A Childhood is the unforgettable memoir of Harry Crews's earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him - and destined him to be a storyteller. Crews was born in the middle of the Great Depression, in a one-room sharecropper's cabin at the end of a dirt road in rural south Georgia. If Bacon County was a place of grinding poverty, poor soil, and blood feuds, it was also a deeply mystical place, where snakes talked, birds could possess a small boy by spitting in his mouth, and faith healers and conjure women kept ghosts and devils at bay.At once shocking and elegiac, heartrending and comical, A Childhood not only recalls the transforming events of Crews's youth but conveys his growing sense of self in a world "in which survival depended on raw courage, a courage born out of desperation and sustained by a lack of alternatives."
  • American Tall Tales

    By Mary Pope Osborne

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679800897
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 1991
    A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan
  • Johnny Tremain (Illustrated American Classics)

    By Esther Forbes

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780395900116
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
    • Published: October 1998
    Classic novel of Am. Revolution, new illus; ages 10 up.
  • Katahdin, An Historic Journey: Legends, Exploration, and Preservation of Maine's Highest Peak

    By John W. Neff

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781929173624
    • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
    • Published: June 2006
    Neff (a hiker and retired minister) chronicles the history of the region surrounding Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain. The focus is on how humans from Native Americans and early explorers to loggers and conservationists have affected and been affected by this dramatic landscape. The volume is illustrated throughout with b&w archival photographs and maps. Distributed in the U.S. by Globe Pequot Press. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Last Person Rural: Essays

    By Noel Perrin

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780879239145
    • Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
    • Published: October 1991
    Essays discuss rural life, county fairs, stone walls, acid rain, mulching, barns, ponds, pollution, and progress
  • Lucy's Summer

    By Donald Hall

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781567923483
    • Publisher: Godine
    • Published: April 2008
    For Lucy Wells, who lives on a farm in New Hampshire, the summer of 1910 is filled with helping her mother can fruits and vegetables, enjoying the Fourth of July celebration, and other activities.
  • Something Special

    By Iris Murdoch

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393335217
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: November 2000
  • The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau

    By Henry David Thoreau

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780871567628
    • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
    • Published: September 1986
    A combination of critical commentary by a respected poet and a selection of verse, journal passages, essays, and travel works by Thoreau
  • Trapped by the Ice

    By Michael McCurdy

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802776334
    • Publisher: WALKER AND COMPANY
    • Published: May 2002
    Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, the Endurance was crushed, creating the need to travel across the ocean to safety.
  • Walden or, Life in the Woods; Selections from the American Classic

    By Henry David Thoreau

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590307458
    • Publisher: Shambhala
    • Published: November 2010
    In July 1845, Henry David Thoreau built a small cottage in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. During the two years and two months he spent there, he began to write Walden, a chronicle of his communion with nature that became one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. As the favorite book of generations of readers, Walden has become part of the American landscape. Its message of living simply, in harmony with nature, is needed now more than ever. Here are select passages that provide a perfect introduction to Walden, along with woodblock engravings by Michael McCurdy and two audio CDs with samples of the text read aloud.
  • Walden Then & Now: An Alphabetical Tour of Henry Thoreau's Pond

    By Michael McCurdy

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781580892537
    • Publisher: Charlesbridge
    • Published: July 2010
    An alphabet book contains rhymes featuring items from A to Z that symbolize Thoreau's Walden retreat, with paragraphs explaining their connection to the pond and Thoreau's sojourn there.

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