Book: The New Wilderness


WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF FICTION OF 2020 NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020 BUZZFEED BEST BOOK OF 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" —Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "A virtuosic debut, brutal and ...

  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 11 August 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062333155

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 "THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" --Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge "The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure." —Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven Margaret Atwood meets Miranda July in this wildly imaginative debut novel of a mother's battle to save her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change; A prescient and suspenseful book from the author of the acclaimed story collection, MAN V. NATURE. Bea’s five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, consumed by the smog and pollution of the overdeveloped metropolis that most of the population now calls home. If they stay in the city, Agnes will die. There is only one alternative: the Wilderness State, the last swath of untouched, protected land, where people have always been forbidden. Until now. Bea, Agnes, and eighteen others volunteer to live in the Wilderness State, guinea pigs in an experiment to see if humans can exist in nature without destroying it. Living as nomadic hunter-gatherers, they slowly and painfully learn to survive in an unpredictable, dangerous land, bickering and battling for power and control as they betray and save one another. But as Agnes embraces the wild freedom of this new existence, Bea realizes that saving her daughter’s life means losing her in a different way. The farther they get from civilization, the more their bond is tested in astonishing and heartbreaking ways. At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood and what it means to be human, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary novel from a one-of-a-kind literary force.

Book: Man V Nature


“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay A refreshingly ...

  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 07 October 2014
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062333124

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Score: 4.5
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San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of the Year Boston Globe’s “Best Fiction of 2014” Roxane Gay’s Top Ten Books of the Year An Amazon Best Short Story Collection of 2014 An iBook Best of 2014 A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In “Girl on Girl,” a high school freshman goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend. An insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can’t have in “Meteorologist Dave Santana.” And in the title story, a long fraught friendship comes undone when three buddies get impossibly lost on a lake it is impossible to get lost on. In Diane Cook’s perilous worlds, the quotidian surface conceals an unexpected surreality that illuminates different facets of our curious, troubling, and bewildering behavior. Other stories explore situations pulled directly from the wild, imposing on human lives the danger, tension, and precariousness of the natural world: a pack of not-needed boys take refuge in a murky forest and compete against each other for their next meal; an alpha male is pursued through city streets by murderous rivals and desirous women; helpless newborns are snatched by a man who stalks them from their suburban yards. Through these characters Cook asks: What is at the root of our most heartless, selfish impulses? Why are people drawn together in such messy, complicated, needful ways? When the unexpected intrudes upon the routine, what do we discover about ourselves? As entertaining as it is dangerous, this accomplished collection explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized, where nature acts as a catalyst for human drama and lays b

Book: Leave No Trace


Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene.

  • Author : Annette McGivney
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 09 May 2021
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 13 : 0898869102

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Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene. Photos & illustrations.

Book: New Wilderness


One normal summer day, every mammal, reptile and avian on the entire planet unite with a single goal: the extermination of mankind.

  • Author : Brian S. Matthews
  • Publisher : Burnaby, B.C. : Aydy Press
  • Release : 09 May 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 13 : 1897242018

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New Wilderness Book Summary :

One normal summer day, every mammal, reptile and avian on the entire planet unite with a single goal: the extermination of mankind. Ten years later, scattered pockets of humanity fight to keep flesh and sanity intact as they strive to unravel the mystery of what made the animals change, and more importantly, how to change them back.

Book: Wilderness Tips


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the shape of a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of ...

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 08 June 2011
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307797988

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Score: 3.5
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the shape of a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. The past resurfaces in the present in ways both subtle and dramatic: the body of a lost Arctic explorer emerges from the ice, a 2,000-year-old bog man turns up in an archeological dig, a man with dark secrets marries his lover’s sister, a girl who disappears on a canoe trip haunts her friend many decades later. The richly layered stories in Wilderness Tips map interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and lost chances, endowing even the most unassuming of lives with a disquieting intensity.

Book: A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness


Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry.

  • Author : Frederic Cople Jaher
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 09 May 1994
  • Category: Antisemitism
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015029110163

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A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness Book Summary :

Jaher sets up a comparative framework, in which American anti-Semitism is seen in relation to other forms of ethnic and religious bigotry. He compares America's treatment of Jews to their treatment in other eras and countries, and notes variations by region, social group, and historical period.

Book: The Great New Wilderness Debate


This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use.

  • Author : J. Baird Callicott
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 09 May 1998
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 697
  • ISBN 13 : 0820319848

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The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

Book: Braving the Wilderness


In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • Author : Brene Brown
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 27 August 2019
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812985818

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Score: 4
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Don't miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of

Book: The Melody


In trademark crystalline prose, Jim Crace portrays a man taking stock of his life and looking into an uncertain future, while bearing witness to a community in the throes of great change.

  • Author : Jim Crace
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 19 June 2018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780385543729

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Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his tiny Mediterranean town for his music, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days. Then one night, Busi is viciously attacked by an intruder in his own courtyard—bitten and scratched. He insists his assailant was neither man nor animal. Soon, Busi’s account of what happened is being embellished to fan the flames of old rumor—of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest. It is also used to spark new controversy, inspiring claims that something must finally be done about the town’s poor, whose numbers have been growing. In trademark crystalline prose, Jim Crace portrays a man taking stock of his life and looking into an uncertain future, while bearing witness to a community in the throes of great change.

Book: Another Wilderness


A collection of writings by women who share their love of nature, sports, and the outdoors

  • Author : Susan Fox Rogers
  • Publisher : Seal Press (CA)
  • Release : 09 May 1997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 13 : 1878067303

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A collection of writings by women who share their love of nature, sports, and the outdoors

Book: Wilderness


Thirty years ago, Abel Truman found himself on the wrong side in the Battle of the Wilderness, one of the bloodiest clashes of the American Civil War.

  • Author : Lance Weller
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 11 October 2012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9781408833797

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Thirty years ago, Abel Truman found himself on the wrong side in the Battle of the Wilderness, one of the bloodiest clashes of the American Civil War. Its aftermath took him to the edge of the continent, the rugged coast of Washington State, where he has made his home in a driftwood shack with his beloved dog, waiting for the scars of war to heal. Now an old and ailing man, Abel must make one heroic final journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains. It's a quest he has little hope of completing but must still undertake to settle matters of the heart that predate even the horrors of the war. But as Abel sets out, violence follows him in the shape of the memories of those he has lost, and the savagery he took part in and witnessed, as well as two men who are darkly tenacious in their pursuit. Hypatia is a slave whose freedom comes at a terrible price, and who finds herself walking unwittingly into the hellish heart of the Wilderness. Ellen is a white woman, married to a black man at a time that is as dangerous as it is unforgiving. And Jane is a young Chinese girl, who is newly, cruelly orphaned, and clinging on to life. Abel's tortured and ultimately redemptive path leads him to each of them as he encounters compassion amid brutality and tenderness within loss.