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Friday Reads: Superstars

Weekend, here we come with these multi-starred #FridayReads in tow:

THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley
“Headley’s fourth novel is a stunner: a darkly electric reinterpretation of Beowulf that upends its Old English framework to comment on the nature of heroes and how we ‘other’ those different from ourselves. A strange tale told with sharp poetic imagery and mythic fervor, Headley’s novel prompts examination of how people create or become monsters.”Booklist, starred review

“Headley recasts the geography of a place that’s most contemporary, a suburb of cul-de-sacs and playgrounds, meant to be a community but full of people who live their own isolated lives, while up on the bordering mountain of which the brochures boast, strange things are afoot… There’s not a false note in this retelling, which does the Beowulf poet and his spear-Danes proud.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
“Embracing the [apocalyptic fiction] genre but somehow transcending it, Ma creates a truly engrossing and believable anti-Utopian world… [An] extraordinary debut.” — Booklist, starred review

“A biting indictment of late-stage capitalism and a chilling vision of what comes after… Ma also offers lovely meditations on memory and the immigrant experience. Smart, funny, humane, and superbly well-written.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

JUST A SHOT AWAY: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont by Saul Austerlitz
“Austerlitz offers a blistering exploration of the deadly confluence of racism, stoned naïveté, biker belligerence, and rockstar obliviousness…at the Rolling Stones’ infamously disastrous concert in Altamont, California. This is a deeply researched and colorfully written account of the disastrous symbolic end to the 1960s.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A carefully constructed examination of an incident that changed the course of popular history.” Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

Happy Earth Day 2016!

Happy Earth Day! Looking for environmentally friendly titles to feature in your library? Then check out our Earth Day Edelweiss collection, including these new books:

GREENPEACE CAPTAIN: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet by Peter Willcox & Ronald Weiss
This stunning autobiography tells the thrilling story of a very brave adventurer as he goes from a being a young man sailing with Pete Seeger to becoming the heroic environmentalist he is today. “Willcox is a man of action, and his courage is clear, especially when fighting for such a voluntary cause.” — Kirkus Reviews

TIPPING POINT FOR PLANET EARTH: How Close Are We to the Edge? by Anthony D. Barnosky & Elizabeth A. Hadly
“Paleoecologists who have immersed themselves in both primitive cultures and modern societies, this husband-and-wife team traveled the globe to observe the trajectory of current behavior and project the possibilities of how trends can be altered. Frequently unsettling, often surprising, yet not without a modicum of hope, the authors’ cogent and articulate analysis of our past and present presents an urgent view of the steps required to ensure a livable future.” — Booklist
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Happy Earth Day 2015!

Happy Earth Day, friends! Kermit said it’s not easy being green, but we’ll dare to disagree.

Here’s an Edelweiss collection of Earth Day-friendly titles covering just about anything you can think of!

Don’t miss our bestselling backlist titles, too:
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman
EAARTH by Bill McKibben
THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Alan Weisman
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE by Elizabeth Kolbert
NO IMPACT MAN by Colin Beavan

 

Happy Earth Day 2014!

Happy Earth Day, friends! We hope you're doing something environmentally friendly today, like taking public transit to work, recycling your plastic bottles, or having your ice cream in a cone instead of a cup. 

We've pulled together an Edelweiss collection of relevant titles for you. Here are some of the highlights:

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore’s groundbreaking argument that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. 

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. “Friedman produces cogent analyses of the most important developments of our time.... A convincing case for the green revolution required to rescue us from an unsustainable course.” — USA Today

EAARTH by Bill McKibben
McKibben argues that we need to scale back and concentrate on the essentials to build the kind of societies and economies we need to withstand change. “'Eaarth' is the name McKibben has decided to assign both to his new book and to the planet formerly known as Earth. His point is a fresh one that brings the reader uncomfortably close to climate change. Earth with one 'a,' according to McKibben, no longer exists. We have carbonized it out of existence. Two-a Eaarth is now our home.” — The New York Times Book Review


THE WORLD WITHOUT US
by Alan Weisman
Weisman's penetrating, page-turning take on how our planet would respond if humans simply disappeared made several Best Books of the Year lists for 2007 and continues to fascinate readers today. 

FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
by Elizabeth Kolbert
The bestselling author of THE SIXTH EXTINCTION cuts through competing rhetoric and political agendas to tell readers what is really going on with global warming and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet. “Important... [Kolbert] lets readers connect the dots to form a frightening (and still avoidable) vision of our future...[Grade:] A.” — Entertainment Weekly 

NO IMPACT MAN by Colin Beavan
Beavan chronicles his family's year-long adventure of trying to live in the heart of Manhattan with zero impact on the environment. “Profound... Beavan's project has significant emotional and ecological heft.  NO IMPACT MAN works, most of all, because Beavan is intelligent, funny, provocative, and, above all, honest.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

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