*Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions, and What They Tell Us About Ourselvesby Frans de Waal: A biologist’s fascinating and illuminating account.
Women Talkingby Miriam Toews: A moving new novel by the Canadian writer, based on a true story of violence in a Mennonite community.
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of Americaby historian Greg Grandin. A persuasive, well-documented exploration of the ideas that have guided American thinking and policies.
Barnyards, Barefeet and Bluejeans by Allen A. Mills, Jr.: A delightful memoir by a Florence, VT family farmer.
The American Agent: A new Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear set in London during WWII.
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage, and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May: Part affecting autobiography, part attentive observation.
Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Alliesby Akiva Silver: A New Hampshire farmer and forester describes the gifts of local trees.