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The Mandalay

by Tony Winstanley

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Published
2012
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9780969992035
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Condition: clean copy. Content: the author's account of life aboard 'The Mandalay,' a tramp steamer, between 1937 and 1941. 220 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs.
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An Odyssey: A Father, A son, And an Epic

by Daniel Mendelsohn

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Published
2017
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Good
ISBN
9780007545131
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$7.77

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Condition: clean copy. Content: When 81 year-old retired scientist Jay unexpectedly enrolls in his estranged classicist sone Daniel's course on the 'Odyssey,' the journey of a lifetime commences. Theirs is a moving and erudite story of filial love and the importance of the classics; reading Homer becomes their change to understand each other before it is too late. This memoir writing… Read more
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Three Times Out

by Nellie L. McClung

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Published
1918
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$81.75

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Condition: clean copy, bust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: Story of Private Simmons and his three escape attempts from a German prison camp during the First World War as told to Nellie McClung. 248 pages.
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SLAVER'S LOG BOOK

by THEOPHILUS CONNEAU

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Published
1977
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Good
ISBN
9780709164012
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Condition: clean copy: Content: This book is a complete transcript of Capt. Theophilus Conneau's 1853 handwritten manuscript, including his own title and unabashed preface. 370 pages, index.
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Condition: clean copy, with slip case. Content: Limited edition, Copy #525 of 1000 copies. Stories of hunting in Africa, in the Norther Frontier District of Kenya of the late 1950's. 280 pages, illustrated.
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$163.50
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Hicking with Nietzche

by John Kaag

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Published
2018
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Good
ISBN
9780374170011
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$10.22

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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a tale of two real and philosophical journeys - the first made by the author when he is an introspective young man of nineteen, the other eighteen years later, in radically different circumstances, when he is now a husband and father, his wife and small child in tow. Both times, the author sets off tor… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In 1942, Tom Sando was imprisoned in Canadian concentration camps - first in Petawawa, Ontario and then Angler, Ontario - a young Japanese Canadian imprisoned only because he was willing to stand an fight for his rights as a Canadian. The author's story, related through a series of his journal entries throughout his years of imprisonment. This… Read more
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

by Annie Dillard

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Published
June 12, 2007
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Good
ISBN
9780061233326
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Condition: clean copy. Content:The author's personal narrative of one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer the author stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water… Read more
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Slashburner:Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods

by Nick Raeside

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Published
2020
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Good
ISBN
9781550170898
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$14.72

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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this memoir, the author recounts many hilarious anecdotes from his career in the woods buint the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, when he and his slashburing crews rampaged throughout southeastern BC armed with drip torches, chainsaws and explosives. They lit fires. They put some of them out. They survived rocks likes, animal encounters and flare fights. 228 pages
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Life In the Country

by Bruce Hutchison

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Published
1988
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Good
ISBN
9780888946201
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$16.35

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Condition: clean copy. Content: 'This evocative chronicle is the love story of how Bruce Hutchison tended a tiny fragment of the Canadian earth for more than threescore years. A richly rewarding harvest of the imagination, it distills a great writer's response to the turning seasons, both of the land and of his mind' … Read more
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Tales From the Edge of the Woods

by Willem Lange

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Published
1998-01
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Good
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9780874518597
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 'Mr. Willem Lange (the author) is the perfect New England memoirist: experienced, curious, shrewd, self-decrecating, amused and affectionate. He writes of pu-country villages, woodlots, deer camps, log jobs, schoolrooms, and cellar holes, but his real subject is mortality. On the whole, he's for it.' … Read more
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Our Life Off the Grid: An Urban Couple Goes Feral

by J. David Cox

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Published
2015
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Good
ISBN
9780994014504
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Condition: clean copy, some wear. Content: With no skills and very limited knowledge, the authors build a life in the middle of nowhere by reading how-to-book and doing things the hard way.In this lighthearted memoir they face the challenges of constructing their own home, providing their own water and electricity, and learning to live with wildlife, including their few but eccentric… Read more
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Deep Currents Roderick and Ann Haig-Brown

by Roderick Haig-Brown

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Published
March 1998
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Good
ISBN
9781551431086
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Condition: clean copy, signed by author on title page. Contents: "Deep Currents" is finally the thoughtful, detailed, intimate memoir of Roderick and Ann Haig-Brown that has long been sought by serious flyfishers and conservationists. It offer memorable portraits of two remarkable people. … Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: "Wilderness Mother" is the gutsy, terse, no-nonsense account of a young woman's devotion to a hermit husband, two small children, and an uncompromising wilderness. Her motherhood spent in a remote and spartan cabin results in two splendid youngsters deeply attuned to nature. The bittersweet ending speaks of human courage, frailty, and corporate greed. -Anne… Read more
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Moose Magic

by Miles Smeeton

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Published
1990
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Good
ISBN
9780888333155
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author describes the ups and downs of life with Peterkin and Petruska, two moose who had come to the author as orphaned calves. Reasoning that the game farm was intended for the preservation of endangered species and that these two moose were, individually anyway, endangered, the author and his wife welcomed them into their lives. 148… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: With this eloquent and impassioned book, the author both biologist and poet, shoulders the legacy of Rachel Carson, producing a work about people and land, cancer, and the environment, that is as accessible and invaluable as 'Silent Spring'' - and potentially as historic. 374 pages, source notes, index.
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Q's Legacy

by Helene Hanff

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Published
1986-08-05
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9780140089363
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Here is the story of how the author came to write' Charing Cross Road' and all the things its success has brought her. 178 pages.
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All Creatures Great and Small

by James Herriot

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Published
2013
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Good
ISBN
9781447225997
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the youn g James Herriot 1930's Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo,… Read more
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When Women Were Birds:

by Terry Tempest Williams

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Published
2013-02
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ISBN
9781250024114
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Condition: clean copy. Content:In 54 short chapters, the author recounts memories of her mother, ponders her own faith, and contemplates the notion of absence and presence in art and in our world. This is a carefully crafted kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the questions: What does it mean to have a voice? 228 pages.
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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

by Ann Patchett

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Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett's… Read more
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