Humans of Climate Change – Kaden Hogan

Climate change is not about saving Earth. So what are we fighting for? Let’s embark on a journey to find the answers. Since pre-industrial times, the Earth’s average temperature has increased by 2.1°F (1.2°C). Over the last 100 years, the global sea level has risen by about 8 in (20 cm). Do you find it hard to translate climate change figures like these to the real world? You’re not alone. The statistics and the science are always in the news, but unless your life and ...



World Travel: An Irreverent Guide – Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond. In World Travel, a life of experience is collected ...

The Society of Necessities – Christopher Bowron

In his lustful haste, he stepped off the curb behind a parked minivan. Turning, Daniel caught movement out of his left eye as the brown truck struck him. The impact was like a bug being hit by a fly swatter. He could feel his chest breaking-being thrown backwards onto the street, the back of his head hitting the pavement with a deadly force. All he could hear were tires screeching and his girlfriend Devi’s scream: “NO!” Daniel St Croix is the beneficiary of his estranged ...

Co-Parenting HELL: Raising Healthy Kids with a Narcissist Ex – Janet Bloom

Parenting made easy… even if a narcissist is making your life miserable. Are you dealing with a difficult ex who’s ruining your kids’ childhoods? Does it feel impossible to be happy because of this, not being able to see a way out? Are the challenges of co-parenting too difficult that you feel lost and hopeless? Being a single parent is hard on its own. When you throw in a narcissistic ex, the process can be unbearable! You probably feel like you want to scream from ...



The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China – Frank Langfitt

As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab–and discovered a country amid seismic political and economic change. China–America’s most important competitor–is at a turning point. With economic growth slowing, Chinese people face inequality and uncertainty as their leaders tighten control at home and project power abroad. In this adventurous, original book, NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt describes how ...



Sidecountry: Tales of Death and Life from the Back Roads of Sports – John Branch

Breathtaking tales of climbers and hunters, runners and racers, winners and losers by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. New York Times reporter John Branch’s riveting, humane pieces about ordinary people doing extraordinary things at the edges of the sporting world have won nearly every major journalism prize. Sidecountry gathers the best of Branch’s work for the first time, featuring 20 of his favorites from the more than 2,000 pieces he has published in the paper. Branch is renowned for covering the offbeat in the sporting world, from alligator hunting ...

The Great Enclosure – Usil Cel

As their greatest dreams are about to be realized, three Californians of African descent are visited by angels who inform them that their lives are coming to an end. Gazelle Gweru, thirty-five years old, is a pastry chef who is about to receive the most prestigious award in her profession. Canter Kariba, seventy-three years old, is a recent retiree who is about to speak to her only child for the first time in decades. Sophia Centenary, twenty-six years old, is a full-time reality-TV participant engaged ...

Bartholomew Mills and the January Dawn – David Carmalt

The year is 1798 and Bartholomew Mills has never left Plymouth before, let alone been to sea. Suddenly orphaned and alone, he joins Captain James Morel aboard the January Dawn and quickly realises that life on the ocean is fraught with danger – from nature itself as well as from a tyrannical crew bent on finding fortune. These are the last years of Atlantic piracy for the Dawn; Morel and his sadistic first mate, Ivor Stanhope, will let nothing stand in the way of their ...



A Gambling Man – David Baldacci

Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if you’re hard-working, lucky, criminal—or all three. Along the way, Archer ...



Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry, 1936 – 2021.  The Pulitzer Prize­–winning American classic of the American West that follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. An epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Lady at Last – Annabelle Anders

A spinster. A very bad decision. And a race across England After witnessing the miracle of birth, spinster Miss Penelope Crone is re-thinking forever swearing off marriage. If she wants a baby, she will need a husband. Hugh Chesterton, Viscount Danbury, is good looking, unmarried, and most importantly, close at hand…



Fast Ice (The NUMA Files) – Clive Cussler, Graham Brown

Kurt Austin races to Antarctica to stop a chilling plot that imperils the entire planet in the latest novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling Grand Master of Adventure. In the early days of World War II, the infamous German Luftwaffe embark upon an expedition to Antarctica, hoping to set up a military base to support their goal of world domination. Though the military outpost never comes to fruition, what the Nazis find on the icy continent indeed proves dangerous…and will have implications far into the ...



Relentless – Mark Greaney

The Gray Man’s search for missing intelligence agents plunges him deep into a maelstrom of trouble in the latest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. The first agent disappearance was a puzzle. The second was a mystery. The third was a conspiracy. Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent re-appears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in, but a team of assassins has other ideas. Court escapes with his life and ...



This Much Country – Kristin Knight Pace

A memoir of heartbreak, thousand-mile races, the endless Alaskan wilderness and many, many dogs from one of only a handful of women to have completed both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. In 2009, after a crippling divorce that left her heartbroken and directionless, Kristin decided to accept an offer to live at a friend’s cabin outside of Denali National Park in Alaska for a few months. In exchange for housing, she would take care of her friend’s eight sled dogs. That winter, she learned ...