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What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209940
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 3rd, 2019

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780385545808
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Published: Doubleday - July 21st, 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

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

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

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

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250076229
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Published: Picador - September 5th, 2017

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The Man Who Planted Trees Cover Image
By Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), Wangari Maathai (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781933392813
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 17th, 2007

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Fox 8: A Story Cover Image
By George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781984818027
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Published: Random House - November 13th, 2018

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Look Hamlet Cover Image
By Barbro Lindgren, Anna Höglund (Illustrator), Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781632062598
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Published: Restless Books - October 29th, 2019

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

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Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love Cover Image
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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
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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.