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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

Nathan's and Anne's pick.


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The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

Nathan's pick.


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Martin Marten: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250081056
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Published: Picador - April 12th, 2016

Anne's pick.


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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

Nathan's pick.


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Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780822963318
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

Nathan's pick.


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H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124739
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Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

Anne's pick.


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The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

Anne's and Nathan's pick.


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Fifteen Dogs Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781552453056
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Published: Coach House Books - April 14th, 2015

Nathan and Anne recommend.


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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416551614
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Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2011

Recommended by Liz & Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm:

Dive into the world of a brand-new farmer. Kristin is a journalist in the big city. Mark is a sustainable farmer with big dreams. They fall in love and start Essex Farm in upstate New York. It's a full-diet CSA ("Community Supported Agriculture") farm that serves hundreds of members each week. These members get their meat, dairy, vegetables, fruit, and more, all from the farm. Kristin's book is a fun read because farm life is entirely new to her. She brings wonder and confusion and a journalist's eye for detail. On a personal note: Nate worked on this farm for a season, and learned a ton! 


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Good Husbandry: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501111532
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Published: Scribner - October 15th, 2019

Recommended by Liz & Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm:

 

When we started our farm, we thought that if we made it through five years, we'd have everything figured out and feel secure. We're in year 7 now, and we've realized that we'll always be learning. New challenges present themselves each year! 'Good Husbandry' finds Kristin and Mark still at Essex Farm, in year 7. This book is a fun read, and shares the different challenges that come with being an established farm, including the difficulty of separating personal life from farm life.

Nate wrote a little column about the book, if you want to read it: http://www.tribtown.com/2020/01/23/book_offers_insight_into_life_on_the_farm/

 


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Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land Cover Image
By Leah Penniman, Karen Washington (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781603587617
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 30th, 2018

Recommended by Liz & Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm:

This book is one part history and social justice, one part how-to-farm. Leah Penniman is smart, and she shares her knowledge in a way that is empowering to current farmers, wannabe farmers, and gardeners. Leah is a farmer of color in upstate New York, a woman of faith, and an educator. She shares her experience and highlights other farmers of color from around the world. Read this book to learn more about how to grow vegetables, care for the soil, and be a better human.


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Farming: A Hand Book Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781582437637
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 20th, 2011

Recommended by Liz & Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm.


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The Path of Rainwater Cover Image
$19.60
ISBN: 9781950437023
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Published: Adelaide Books LLC - August 1st, 2019

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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

The Outsider: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501181009
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Published: Gallery Books - June 4th, 2019

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156035156
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Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2007

Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781984897695
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Published: Anchor - October 29th, 2019

Kitra Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781951320027
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Published: Journey Press - April 1st, 2020

Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958 to 1963): Yesterday's luminaries introduced by today's rising stars Cover Image
By Gideon Marcus (Editor), A. J. Howells (Transcribed by), Janice Marcus (Arranged by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781951320003
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Published: Journey Press - October 1st, 2019